I believe that the most important aspiration that the Declaration of Principles attempts to achieve is the empowerment of the poor in remote, rural, and marginalized urban areas in order to lift them out of poverty. One of the main goals of the World Summit on the Information Society is to bridge the digital divide that exists between rich and poor countries. Through the use of ICTs, people from underdeveloped countries, Least Developed Countries, Small Island Developing States, and Highly Indebted Poor Countries will be able to access information that can educate and empower those in need. As communication technology continues to advance and become ubiquitous in the first world, the digital gap between rich and poor countries continues to widen. Access to information, tools, and technologies to progress is not available to many less developed countries. By providing people of all nations with equal opportunities and access to these resources, nations suffering from the digital divide will become empowered and given a greater opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty.
One of the biggest obstacles that the Information Society faces is the the dissemination and preservation of content in diverse languages and formats. With so much information being contributed by artists and authors worldwide, it will be difficult to share this information in a way that preserves the original thought or voice. I am not sure that technology has advanced to the point where educational, scientific, and cultural information can be automatically translated and made accessible by people worldwide. Regardless, an elaborate system would need to be developed to ensure that the the rights of authors and artists are protected and valuable information does not get lost in translation (forgive the cliché).