This is so true and it gives me a bit of hope also. I love wild cards. Things can get a bit too predictable otherwise. Even the PTB cannot factor everything into their equations - something which must frustrate them no end.Apart from the idea of deliberate restrictions or shutting down of the internet by the PTB, there is a big wild card in the game: earthchanges. Everything related to that could always and at any point shut it off, far more throughly than any human agency could accomplish.
To misquote the words of the immortal Rabbie Burns -"the best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men (and PTB) gang aft agley". I hope they will always "gang aft agley" in bigger and better ways.