Back in the days of the ’90s, when the economy was booming and two-digit years were a thing, I remember it was a time of optimism. The Cold War was over. The world was building an International Space Station.
And the World Wide Web was blossoming.
This created enormous opportunities. Now, we could get our news whenever we wanted it: not just from the morning paper and the evening news broadcast. Email and chat rooms connected ordinary people (not just the tech literate) around the world. Information that once required hours of research in a library was now available at our fingertips.
Surely (we thought back then), this new Information Age would lead to a golden age of enlightenment and learning, where the light of science and knowledge would forever be a beacon to a human race as it transitioned into something far grander than ever before!
Last night, I sat with friends as we watched Tik Tok videos of people eating dandelions.
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