Book lovers immerse themselves in the look, feel, and carry of a book even before they begin to taste the content. They often forget it was packaged to encourage impulse buying, and that the author wrote to be paid, and that not every interesting idea is worth a book.
Tom Watson created a new word CauseWired, then birthed Causewired: Plugging In, Getting Involved, Changing the World around the word. The book is about a tribe of American millennials who are so deeply involved in online social activism that they are the new tomorrow. When they click a cause onto their page they are baptized into a philanthropy that will change America and the world into a shining city on a hill or something like that.
Most of the book is stories of people using the internet to finance and elect political candidates, finance relief efforts involving poverty and natural disaster, and stop the crime of Darfur. Only in the last pages do we find Watson hedging his prophetic vision with caution that tomorrow may be late arriving.
Buy the book now if you want it because I don’t foresee a second edition. There, prophesy is not so hard to do. Charles Marlin