Listening to Marcos Perez deliver this fascinating lecture opened me up to what it means to be a revolutionary, particularly in this day and age.  Does it mean through changes in technology that all people, through their platforms of democratic social media, can be part of societal change despite not even having to leave their chair in their home? Or does true revolutionary change only come from those who still fight and protest on the ground and in the streets, arguing for what they believe to be right? By raising such questions, Professor Perez questioned the nature of revolutionaries, and when I consider such points today I would suggest that there is some validity to the idea that true revolutionaries will only find real success by putting some skin in the game and fighting for what they believe in.  Otherwise, by only tweeting about a certain issue, the only person you’re really helping feel better is yourself.