The Internet we know today, at least technologically, has far surpassed Card's online forum. The average person has access to practically infinite information about news, history, politics and a multitude of other subjects. Not only can they read and respond to this bountiful information, but they can do so on a handheld device from anywhere in the globe (despite it is still hard to imagine an anonymous child genius conquering the world by keystrokes). Yet, the internet has doubtlessly affected modern politics—political debates and elections take place much as they always have, albeit with town criers largely having given way to hashtags. But, the Internet has not caused a truly radical change in democracy because it has not altered the fundamental ingredient of successful political deliberations: interpersonal relationships rooted in everyday experience.