A little while ago I saw someone showing a slide which read:
For the first time in human history, individuals / people / communities have the same innovation power as large companies, and even nation states.
I believe this to be of fundamental truth. You can rapidly prototype a product, produce it in China, ship it around the world, use the same software infrastructure the largest companies on this planet use, tap into a deep pool of talent in every profession, reach, market and sell to billions of people. All nearly instantaneously, for free or very little money.
This copiousness of possibilities comes at a price though: The quality of your idea matters more than ever. As only the best, most insightful, brightest, meaningful ideas survive the brutal fight for survival in a world of abundance.