The Internet was supposed to be a powerful force for good and democracy in the world. And it certainly opened up the world in new ways... until it didn't.
A few big players rule the Web, Google and Amazon among them. Ramesh Srinivasan, who teaches information studies and design media arts at UCLA, sees a future with further democratization, and a lessening of inequality.
He describes the vision in his book Beyond the Valley: How Innovators around the World are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow.
The author adds detail to his mission in this interview.