Cyber optimists

In the Digital Divide

Global Divide
Social Divide
Democratic Divide
feel that technology can eradicate poverty in developing countries
hope that post-industrial societies will join the techological innovation, markets and state.
think more direct democracy may be practiced in the form of political chat rooms, electronic voting, mobilization of virtual communities, etc.

See also: democratic divide, cyber-pessimists

Works Cited

Norris, Pippa (2000). Digital Divide: Civic Engagment, Information Poverty, and the Internet Worldwide. New York: Cambridge University Press. pp 1-22.