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Poch Peralta

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Is Technology stopping or abetting political apathy? Can we beat political apathy with technology?

Beating Politics with Technology
Peter Sunde thinks Bitcoin is "interesting" and has a fascinating story behind it, but one that he feels is symbolic of a depressing widespread lack of trust in politics.

'"You can't beat politics with new technology all the time. Sometimes you have to actually make sure that politics are in line with what people want. A lot of people are giving up on politics and thinking they can solve issues with technology. These kind of arrogant behaviours towards the rest of the society are a bit disgusting," Sunde told Wired.co.uk in a Skype interview...'
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-11/18/peter-sunde-hemlis-political-apathy

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    Nov 28 2013: I would think so.
    It's to the people to use technology in a positive way. Governments and coorporations are not going to do it for us, it seems to me they only use it to control us, monitor us and supress us.

    There are many ways where technology is used by the people to resist. Many of Gene Sharp's 198 methods of protest and persuasion can be applied with the use of technology.

    http://irevolution.net/2008/12/25/gene-sharp-civil-resistance-and-technology/

    In the bottom of this article he points out a list of examples where technology is used in 'non violent resistance'.
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      Nov 28 2013: That was a great reference link Mike. Since it's a Wordpress link
      and my blog is too, I reblogged it so I could use it for future reference.
      Thank you.

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