or, In Favor of Technological Moral Panics
It was about a solid 150 years after its invention before the printing press finally gave birth to science as we know it today. In the meantime one of the first effects it had in Europe was the proliferation of anti-Semitic and misogynist (anti-witchcraft) tracts. The only way out may be through...
> [the internet is] creating younger generations
One could say (you might be saying this actually, but I didn't parse it this way) that the internet is making all our adults into children again—putting everyone through the process of re-learning how the world works and how to interact with it.
Internet-native millenials and the like mostly don't emotionally engage with it at all anymore, but it takes a full period of adolescence to get to that point!
In 43 BCE, Marcus Tullius Cicero was killed by his political rivals and his head and hands were put on public display, and his enemies rejoiced. Two thousand years later, George Conway's daughter was publically disrespectful to her father, and his enemies rejoiced. Progress?
A powerful reminder of how poorly read I am