I don’t know about you, but for me, sometime around two or three years ago, any intelligent, thoughtful discourse on the internet went the way of the dinosaurs.
I mean, I know all of the smart people didn’t die off, but it certainly seems like they all bailed around the same time. Why? WTF happened? Why do things sometimes seem to devolve instead of evolve?
Did the online environment become so toxic that it just wasn’t worth it to share ideas and information anymore? If so, how did this happen?
How did something that so obviously existed to communicate ideas and spread knowledge break down so easily? Or am I misinterpreting what’s really happening here?
Perhaps this is just a stage in the metamorphosis of something bigger, something transformative not just for the individual, but the species itself.
Evolution is messy and unpredictable – only time will tell.