We are in an age of dumbness, where going forward means going back to the ugliness of man: a lack of reasoning, suffering of fools, a mockery of politics as entertainment.
The internet released information from the prison of expertise, but it also unleashed amateurs who spread misinformation and conspiracy theories. While we write the future with technology, the rotten eggs abuse it to cast their primordial nature.
The truth never expires. Neither does the awe of human intelligence when used for the benefit of all mankind.