The world has changed because of a silly little thing called the internet. Not only has the world changed but so has how we interact with it. All of the middlemen and the intermediaries we needed to get things dones have been replaced by invisible technicians keeping the internet operating. No longer do you need to get someone else’s permission to exert you influence on the world; you can just do it.
This means that all the old hierarchies are now obsolete. We no longer need governments, organised religion, the media or big business to get things done. In fact, over the years these things that we deisgned to help us have enslaved us.