I have noticed that the serious fraying of our society, and our commonly understood values, really took off in 2007. What happened in 2007? Well, the Democrats got control of the Congress, and we all know how that turned out. But something much bigger occurred: the iPhone was released.
The iPhone changed everything. Without it, and it’s many (and now, better) copycats, there would be no “social media.” No Facebook. No Twitter. No Instagram. No Tumblr, whatever the hell that is.
People wouldn’t sit at a table and... text each other. (I have seen this happen.)
And what has all this inter-connectivity given us? Access to more knowledge at our fingertips than ever in human history. Indeed. And what do with that power? We resend cat pictures. Donald Trump memes. And build a bubble in which we can exist in intellectual safety and comfort with only our BFFs. We now self-select reality.
Which, makes us stupid, not smarter.
So, here is RSR’s RULE OF INVERSE IPHONE STUPIDITY:
“The smarter phones get, the dumber people get.”