Balderdash. That argument makes elementary mistakes of confusing
cause and effect. Is a good communications infrastructure
predicated on being a democracy? Or is it the other way around?
Is Singapore a counter-example? They are not a democracy, but I
believe they have a good communications infrastructure. I don't know
how free the communications are on top of the infrastructure.
World peace is a possible outcome, but I think there's
easily as much evidence that ubiquitous networks play into the
dictators' hands as the other way around.
I'd guess so too. There is a difference between ubiquitous and "free
and open". I could imagine a ubiquitous system that is full of
security and monitoring.
On the whole I'd say communications infrastructure promotes peace to
the extent that it makes more different groups of people dependent on
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