This is very encouraging news. MSNBC reports ‘Digital divide’ narrowing fast, World Bank says in a report. Technology doesn’t solve all problems, but it does connect us, making it easier to communicate and understand each other. I wonder what quick changes will have on local cultures though – the industrial revolution had a lot of turmoil. Can one even hope such rapid change in these countries will happen without corresponding revolutions? As they find out about democracy and other freedoms others enjoy that they are being denied? Look what the VCR did to the USSR and East Germany :).