So what could a ruler learn from this:
1: Censorship on the content level (like in many arab countries now) may slow down development of society a bit, but it will not stop it.
2: If you want to protect your power and the political status quo, it may be more effective to block ALL new media development. So today: disconnect internet. (beware of cell phones too).
3: The drawback of such policies: development of your culture, science, tecnology and economy may be severely hurt on the long term. (You family life may suffer too)
4: On the up side: old media will flourish in your empire and will develop unprecedented levels of traditionalistic prettyness!
5: The development of a visual culture and artistic tools that is needed to use those new media effectively, will not happen anytime soon.
6: Five centuries later a network of very nice artists and designers will have the time of their life.
They will find each other through even newer media.
Together they will work hard and repair some of the damage you have done.
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