In ancient Greece the philosopher Diogenes of Sinope declared, “I am a citizen of the world”. In just 20 years, revolutions in digital technology have expanded human interconnections making global citizens of one-third of humanity. Within a decade, all but the most marginalized in societies everywhere will be linked in. Soon, we may all have the right to declare ourselves citizens of the world.
Today, Aeon magazine published another remarkable article – Cosmopolitans – that explores the life of this eccentric philosopher and how his views translate to the Anthropocene. The ideas echo – though more eloquently – some of the posts here.