You’re missing the point of Bitcoin if you feel left out. You can be as involved as you want to be, just go make something happen.
Find something you think needs doing, recruit some people to help if you need help, and do it.
Are you waiting for an invitation or permission from somebody?
— Gavin Andresen, Lead Bitcoin Developer.
The above quote illustrates perfectly well why I am personally involved in the Bitcoin industry. Since the currency and technology is not built on anything governmental, there is no one stopping anyone from doing anything. Just go ahead, and create whatever you think is needed. Get it out there, and see it grow.
Bitcoin has created a truly astonishing thing: disruption to the traditional way of thinking about what money actually is. It also changes who makes the money from a centrally controlled entity, to true decentralization. With Bitcoin and all the altcoins, money is created by you and me.
True freedom is being created in front of our eyes, and no one can stop it.