We can always debate side effects of any advancements. That is human brain start looking at negative things. Lets start look all the great things are happening with Technology Innovations. And many things we may not be appreciating as much as they deserve.
Imagine a world without Technology advancements. Now think how many centuries it would have taken to really achieve what we are able to today. Today any one from the planet can come up with a breakthrough idea. You can connect to any one including top people in each field. You don’t need any appointment to connect to them. If you have really great idea and implementation capability then any one will welcome you without looking into your caste or background. You can voice your opinion much easily. This is my definition of democracy.
For the developing countries Technology is a real blessing. Technology is narrowing the gap the between most developed countries and developing countries. Corruption, caste & muscle based politics and all kinds of inequality elimination is only possible through Technology. It would be impossible through humans to do this irrespective of how many great leaders would have produced. Technology does not have bias. Open source is open source for all. It does not respond based on person and it treats all same.
Real democracy is coming ….on the way…