Could we conceive of a scenario when the Governments of the world work towards a massive and concerted IT based collaboration in order to build and provide solutions to global problems (of which business problems are only a subset)?
Pondering over the above question posed in the earlier post; What about the bilateral free trade agreements? Isn't that a cause based collaboration? Why can't, on similar lines, massive IT based collaborations happen? The IT's proven abilities to solve problems and the fact that it has become a way of our present life couldn't be more stark.
The potential, indispensability and ubiquity which IT commands today shouldn't be fettered at the alter of unlimited (and sometimes indiscriminate) Patents.