Mankind is a social animal that needs a clan, a tribe and a society in which to survive and thrive.
The 21st century tools which have given power and control to the masses, has also created a handful of powerful tech companies; providing a unique challenge to both legislators and users regarding its use and abuse.
When the government and the private sector collaborate, the focus shifts from short-run to long-run. We are no longer sprinters looking for the next gig, but marathon runners who are in it for the long haul.
The social and psychological impact of 'the empowered user' is still unknown.