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Name: M E Schaefer

From: New York

Bio: Internet user, technofile

Area of Expertise: Legislator/Politician/Lawyer

Topic: Global Relationships/Politics

Headline: Fall of Dictatorships

Nutshell: As the internet becomes more and more available in third-world countries, state control over information will decrease.

Vision: As information becomes more readily shared, peoples' tolerance of government controls on ideology and news will decrease. Furthermore, as people learn of the large lattitude of freedom enjoyed by the Western societies, they will become unsatisfied with their own limitations and will eventually shrug the yoke of repression.

Date Submitted: 11/11/2004

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