The Romans already had streets, lavatories, trash collectors, a senate, etc, ... and engineers.
None of those prevented the decay and fall of their empire, eventually.
Here are those WHO BUILT the Internet, way beyond the first ideas of DARPA for a decentralized network of computers for U.S. DEFENSE (at a time where the U.S. gov't hadn't overinflated as far as it does today):
And here is WHO INVENTED the Web:
... for ZERO ROYALTIES, for NONE of any existing governments (but for three universities, initially - Keio, MIT, INRIA)
If the people is dumb this has nothing to do with technology - this has everything to do with CORRUPT GOVERNMENTS (see also: central banks, cronies, and rent seeking in the Houses) and at least two of their best intelligence debasement tools:
1. public education systems
2. mainstream medias
Tell the people around you to turn the TV off and to home school.
My name is pronounced like "see real". I code stuff for a living and for pleasure. I care quite a bit about language.
I think America should consider doing the same, and... ASAP!