Fairly regularly I like to fly high and think about our world at a very broad level. I’m interested in the forces emerging now that will shape the next 60 years of my life. Then I think about which things I can impact to make the world a better place. The IBM Global Innovation Report 2005 is a good read (print-length) in this respect. Many of the ideas will be familiar to anyone breathing web 2.0, but when abstracted to the societal level (where issues like environment and sustainability and transportation become relevant) they take on new meaning. Irving Wladawsky-Berger adds some nice color to the report on his blog.