"Scientists have come a bit closer to achieving the "Star Trek" feat of teleportation. No one is galaxy-hopping, or even beaming people around, but for the first time, information has been teleported between two separate atoms across a distance of a meter — about a yard."
Is that cynical?
Actually, it's called Critical or Analytical thinking...
Cynicism is a negative perception of something that doesn't neccessairily involve evaluation of the topic in the larger context, something like:
"There is no good left in the world, people will never change, and I might as well become evil too!".
^^^^That's some pretty bad cynicism (or pessimism) though, hopefully most people don't ever get that cynical
Bringing accountability to Government means actually saying what you think, not just accepting that you have no voice...
Incidentally - the Internet & Web is the most effective tool for "having a voice" that the Human Race has ever had, why do you think China comes down so hard on it?
Don't just let Governments (or other people in power) pull the wool over your eyes with crap because it makes their jobs easier... Speak out!! (within legal boundaries)
Remember people, we live in Democracies (well, alot of us do!), you don't just have to bend over and take it unless EVERYONE AGREES you should, and most of the time people JUST AREN'T AWARE/INFORMED of what's happening.
In every non-trivial program there is at least one bug.