The MIND is the best and clearly it is often deserted by a preference to use 'other minds' via computers!
I can see that you haven't considered your question from a Lateral Perspective! - Like the True Scientists that discovered all the things that you take for granted today and whom you refer to when you want to measure your own ability
The internet! This technology - allowing people to share all kinds of information all over the world - makes it possible for individuals to learn in ways they couldn't before. Now and in the future, providing access to the internet will equate with providing access to education.
Social networking is bringing us together as a global community, making us feel less afraid of the 'other' - which will in turn, help bring an end to racism and other forms of discrimination.
Perhaps most importantly, it is becoming nearly impossible for the 'powers that be' to control people - by spreading propaganda and ignorance and by covering up truths - we have the internet to thank for our heightened awareness.