Politics in an Age of Technology

Posted by lex, on June 17, 2009

 

The Iranian opposition movement is communicating to themselves and the world via Twitter.

The regime?

They’re talking among themselves, using PhotoShop.

Over the short run, the political future in Iran is hard to predict. But it now seems increasingly possible that in the long run, the regime – although it may attempt to create a North Korean-style gulag around its 65 million dissatisfied citizens – is destined for history’s ash heap.

It’s too soon to know how long this will take, or what terrible beauty may be born in the aftermath, but the technology genie is well and truly out of the bottle.

These times of ours are more than just “interesting.” They are fascinating.

 

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