The 21st century has brought its share of beneficial inventions and altering endeavors, while at the same time creating a more dire sense of conflict between humans. But what’s so special about this era? Having the privilege to grow up in during the technology era, we can see our entire history archived in textbooks and online. But when I read about our descendants and their respective time periods, I look at ours now and I frown upon.
It saddens me to know that our shift has focused for a more technology riddled world, than a more creative and unique one. I’m sad because we’ll never see another Renaissance period, and our only knowledge of it comes from paintings and relics. We’ll never get to see another wave of classical literature, art and philosophy. And again I think, what’s so special about our time.