The most rapid development is happening in the area of digital technologies. We expected them to bring convenience, ease our communication, smooth transactions and contribute to our general well-being. The difference between a taxi driver getting jobs via a mobile app and a global stockbroker trading using his cell phone suggests that this has not happened. The technology boom takes place in all possible ways which have one thing in common. They are driven by erratic technical capabilities and the sovereign interests of private actors. The broader social benefit is fading in the background and a framework to promote communal interest is lacking. We have a choice – to let digital technologies grow wild like a forest and allow them to determine our chances of survival, or to figure out ways to channel technology to shape a more participatory, inclusive and just world.