It seems we are doomed to emulate the Romans after all, not at their height but in the centuries after the barbarians sacked their cities. Except, in our case, we’ve done the work of the barbarians ourselves.
Strict data privacy laws and prohibitions against sharing data across platforms would undermine an industry to which we are all just digital cows, our likes and dislikes, our appetites and perversions, milked by server farms for profit.
Cultural cohesion was already unravelling by 1968, when the first boomers cast their first presidential ballots
We are yoked to a stagnant American civilization and infected by its pathologies