My heart goes out to the people of Ukraine and Venezuela. Everyone in the U.S. hopes the result of your struggles is peace and freedom.
I think it’s becoming increasingly clear: citizens of every country are no longer willing to tolerate oppressive regimes, bad governments. Contrary to cynicism in some quarters: Internet + smartphone + many other info-tech innovations ramping up power of citizens versus bad governments.
Prediction: Every country with a bad government will have as many protests and revolutions as needed to get to peaceful, prosperous democracy.
The world has changed. No going back. There will be difficulties and setbacks, but the direction is crystal clear and will not reverse.
John O'Farrell (@johnofa) February 21, 2014
Mathew Ingram (@mathewi) February 21, 2014
@pmarca Harder to suppress dissent when people can congregate virtually in lieu of physically.—
Ivan the K™ (@IvanTheK) February 21, 2014
@pmarca the last piece of the puzzle will be mesh networks. once those are in place, life will be very difficult for controlling regimes.—
Antonis Polemitis (@polemitis) February 21, 2014