a short while ago, right after the revolution in my country Egypt ignited, police officers started returning to their posts after they've been ordered to withdraw - in an attempt to punish people with chaos. soon after, a viral video of a police officer talking to his soldier started circulating on YouTube. The officer used a very offensive and derogatory tone when referring to the public. the video was apparently shot on a very cheap phone camera, and somehow this officer's abuse was broadcasted from a remote location onto the social media. to my surprise, the government punished that officer and he was banished to a lowly post. an unfit punishment? maybe, but mind you, the police in Egypt had God-like powers, they could detain, beat, sexually abuse or even murder anyone with no consequences. but a lousy camera on a cheap phone was able to bring about public justice. i guess my point is and i agree with everyone, that exposure and the internet is definitely a game changer. many similar incidents has happened since then, for example the release of prisoners who receive unconstitutional or no proper trials.
so long as the internet is free, there is hope yet! but how do we guarantee the internet never falls under the censorship of the state?
i believe the most important innovation should be a non-centralized internet service. an internet that a government cannot impose censorship on.
A peer to peer internet service that does not rely on government controlled routers to function. i believe there is room for innovation there!