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How is power changing in a hyperconnected world?

Al Jazeera, The Stream

“Strength in numbers” is the idea that a group of people has more influence than just  one person—that the collective is stronger as a whole. It’s also one of the guiding principles in “New Power”, a book by authors Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms about the power dynamics in the 21st century.

Heimans and Timms assert there is a new form of power, one that democratises and equalises our ability to create change. It’s what fuels movements like #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter. But not every successful movement is an altruistic one. The “new power” principle can be harnessed by anyone. It’s one of the reasons ISIL and the so-called alt-right movement in the United States have been effective.

So just how is new power reshaping our world and how do you turn a moment into a movement? Heimans and Timms will explain in this episode of The Stream.

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