I have been saying for a while that the worldwide political unrest is caused by the internet. More specifically, the widespread use of the internet on mobile phones using applications like Facebook. This is to today’s world what the printing press was to Martin Luther’s. Ex-CIA analyst Martin Gurri has been studying this for over a decade and has some good points. I may have to get his 2014 book.
“Every major transformation in information technology has brought in train widespread chaos and disruption, often accompanied by bloodshed, as the old elites – wedded to obsolete forms of communication – were chased up their castle towers and heaved out the window.”