The ongoing pandemic has brought to light so many dysfunctional aspects of our social and political lives that many people are writing off their democratic ideals for good. What they ignore is that web technologies have been pioneering decentralised governance models for the past 10 years, with some astoundingly positive developments.
For the past 30 years, the world has been divided into “developed nations”, “developing countries” and the “Third World”. However, these labels break down when it comes to web technologies. This article looks into parallels and trends between web development and human development.