A vast amount of future-altering information has been created and gathered and is sitting, inaccessible, behind antiquated systems and structures. Two invaluable sources of information: scientific research and digital data remain trapped in systems that incentivize personal gain and profit over global access and equality. Between the scientific research pathways, Big Tech monopolies, patent systems and data security regulations, access is determined by prestige, power and wealth instead of fair benefit. We propose a pathway to a more equitable future by way of generative governance models, digital data utilities, transparent digital rights management and fair benefit sharing models. Through these systems, science and data can be used as a force for global good and innovation where anyone anywhere can innovate, engage and participate.