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John McCain: It’ll be remembered as the age of revolution; of the information technology revolution; which is only comparable to the industrial revolution; which changed the nature of the globe, not just America. Worldwide, instantaneous communication. A flow of information and knowledge in an incredible fashion. And the impact that all of this information and flow of information and ideas is having in the world is not really for us to . . . that I can accurately predict to you except you’re gonna have a better informed world, a better educated world, a cleaner . . . a better world as far as the spread of democracy and freedom is concerned. And you’re going to have a world that is . . . whose economy is basically global in nature.

Recorded on: 11/20/07

 

 

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