"Dr. King once said that the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice. It bends towards justice, but here is the thing: it does not bend on its own. It bends because each of us in our own ways put our hand on that arc and we bend it in the direction of justice…."
Earlier use of tech, to similar ends, include:
Martin Luther (printing press, paper, Church store-and-forward network)
Paul of Tarsus (epistles, paper, underground store-and-forward network)