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Advancing Technology is the Foundation of Democracy

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Technology is the foundation of democracy and a key factor the end of dictatorships. As the pace of technological change has quickened, inherently inflexible dictatorships have found it increasingly impossible to keep pace with the constant state of reform and self-criticism necessary for a functioning government.