Here's a great PDF version of a slightly dated -- but far-seeing -- report from the UN on the uses of emerging technologies in human development.
The banners and bullhorns of protest are being replaced
The misuse of good technology. Or perhaps just the use of bad technology.
the most effective ICTs used are typically basic ones‚ telephone and radio are most common, and when computers or the Internet are involved, they are for restricted, targeted uses.
A new journal devoted to researching the (primarily sociological) aspects of Technology's influence