It is very easy to sit down and think that mobile phones or Twitter have empowered political opposition movements and disempowered authoritarian governments. That is complete bullshit. But why do we believe it? Because we are fascinated by technology; it captures our imagination. Well, we have to be a bit more critical than that. It does not mean that we should become Luddites, but it does give us a responsibility to mix some skepticism in with our determination and hopefulness in our engagement with the world.