In a way, the world has gotten much safer in the last few years, because of the internet. There are bloggers everywhere, remarking about the things that go on around them. People constantly visit sites in other countries. I think now most people have “sort of” friends in other parts of the world; people that they wouldn’t mind seeing if they ever dropped by. With that sort of network, news travels fast. And people already take it for granted, this wildly amazing thing.
With any kind of war between countries, short of Ragnarok, now good people will have ample time to do something about it.
The internet, you know?