Now there is the Internet. All of this applies also to strangers: But even here, the enormous potential for irresponsible satellite broadcasts to spread volatile knowledge has already been seen in the speed with which communal riots spread across India and Pakistan - and beyond, to Europe - after the destruction of a mosque by Hindu zealots in the Indian town of Ayodhya was broadcast in near-real time via satellite. Political and Social Implications The rapid adoption of ICT whether cable and satellite television, the Internet, or other technologies in the MENA region over the past decade brings with it far reaching political and social implications. However, the World Bank's vast reservoir of knowledge generally represents its own understanding of issues. In Jamaica, the Chinese who married Black women were mostly Hakka. Knowledge in society is not objective or static, but is ever-changing and infused with the values and realities faced by those who have it. For example, in a recent study of INGOs and their use of ICTs, Bergman found that the vast majority of these organisations make frequent use of phone-, fax- and modem-based communication. As a result, the gap between the developed and developing countries is being further aggravated by a worsening digital divide and it holds ominous consequences for employment levels, under-development and poverty. The economic role of information cannot be entirely divorced from the political role of information - democracies and free markets require a certain minimum level of access to information if they are to be stable, sustainable and successful. Information technology can be used to destroy the 'poor and powerless' myth, and to mobilize a community for empowerment and social change. Thus he is brought to a true possession of the world, as having nothing yet possessing everything: The ideological ascendancy of neo-liberalism and globalisation in the late 20th century has prompted a massive emergence of new social movements as local communities and marginalised groups around the world strive to create their own self-identity Giddens, ; Robertson, ; Lash, Where it is necessary, however, technical upgrading may be problematic. Nevertheless, while the benefits of these new knowledge networks will reach many - and not just the rich - they are unlikely to reach the poor and could further skew power structures against them. The catchment area for potential recruits is large, but the uptake may not be as great as originally imagined.