a reply to: Nurelic
We've already seen the start of information revolution, this came about when Internet access was made possible for the average person, and it's
People might not understand this in their everyday humdrum, but the Internet has been a massive step forward for the Human race as a whole.
People underestimate the power of the Internet, for example, it's directly influenced several revolutions, the decline of religious belief, the
furthering of science in massive leaps forward.
People see the lives others are living in other countries and they (usually the young) want the same for themselves. Before the Internet, the people
of Egypt were happy going along with their dictator, and the revolution probably would not have happened. Without the Internet, the people of Ukraine
might not have known how much better the quality of life was in Europe. Without the Internet millions of people would have no idea about Snowden or
the abuses of the state. Without the Internet, people would have no idea how common police abuse is. Without the Internet... well, there's probably
thousands of ways the Internet immediately revolutionized the world, and continues to as more and more people and societies come on-line.
Information is vital to making an informed decision, and now that we have access to more information than ever before, we're able to see all options
and far more possibilities, and people are more prepared to fight for justice to reach the level of another.
We're only just seeing the start of the economic revolution, where class systems are going to be brought down by those seeing the corruption and
disadvantage and demand something different. Now we can see how the "other half lives" we know how they abuse everything to make their lives more
comfortable at the expense of everyone else, and there will be a global revolution over this at some point.
Just as other countries have seen revolts against their despots and rulers when they've seen the outside world, we are discovering just how corrupt
our own governments are. People of other countries might just be happy to not be killed by the state after their revolution, but we'll want more too
now that we know what the rich get away with.
There's going to be almost a race to a perfect society. As other countries speed up their progress to full democracy and freedom, we'll be speeding
ahead in accountability and the end of corruption and privilege. As tech becomes cheaper and new methods and tools are developed, this can only
The downside is that this will also lead to massive changes in business, manufacturing, sales and service. This will lead to higher rates of
unemployment as the work of ten can now be done by one. Again, this will lead to more instability.
The problem we face is how to offset this development and prevent massive turmoil as the Human race develops at ever greater speed. There are going to
be a lot of problems we cannot foresee right now, but some we certainly can - like the push for vital assets.
edit on 23-2-2015 by Rocker2013
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