"The Great Digital Divide" separates us all far more easily than the days of newspapers and magazines. Each of those mediums were offered to the public and what they represented. FB and any other medium on the 'net makes it far too easy to dis' the opposition... the immediacy is so instant, what is put up is available in a second worldwide, hardly enough time to understand it all.
It may only get worst until we learn how to harness this digital power that has changed humanity worldwide. And so the 21C, still in its infancy, continues to evolve leaving behind causalities of the preceding 20th century that shaped a far different world from the age before it. What once was a given, “truths” to live by are being shaken by “the NEW” rather than by the Now.
Our 'Now” is consumed by our tomorrows that always lies ahead of us (and always has). We know no further than that next moment, so quickly out technological world darts thru time itself, that mere seconds throttle in high speed through this curious 21st C that we only think is in our hands, molding our future that even the wisest can only theorize where we are heading.
Afterall our mindsets are still dependent upon that 20th C which now seems so long ago (18 years?). Sure, there are those who are from this 21st but they were taught and learn from that last century's beliefs and ideals. Adjusting to anything new, society never responds on that “drop of a hat' without first digesting it all, seeing how beneficial it is before even a slightest commitment is even suggested.
This could take us 15-30 years before we begin to envision that future that “we” have to adapt to.
But those Centurions of the 21st C - it is they who will have been molded and ready to take over in various leadership positions , to take the wheel of humanities ship (space ship) and create the world they themselves envisioned in their times of dreaming, learning, of experimenting thru their own mistakes and failures which will escort them into their time, as we, many of us, from the 'baby boomer” generation have done.
Cecil B. Lee