I've gotten two new insights out of this interesting discussion. First, the developing countries can leapfrog old, presumably wasteful, dirty technologies and that having all this old infrastructure is a great handicap for developed countries. And secondly, I've had reinforced the idea of how powerful technology can be for voiceless individuals. And I also found useful the idea that every new technology has brought fear of the negative aspects of "group think" and that there are ways to push back against those negative aspects.
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