Many people are following conspiracy theories because of the pandemic and they say they will not take the vaccine because it has a chip in it to track them which is nonsense. The mobile phone they own has chips in it that can be used to track the user and they carry that voluntarily. Why would you then need one injected into your body? That theory has been around since the chips were first made and it has never happened.
One thing is undeniable. The world is connected in a way that it was not in the 1970s . I have a mobile phone. It does more than phone calls. It does text, emails, accesses web sites and any information I may wish to have is only a click away. I no longer have to go to a library to find it.
In the past if I was going on a long journey and did not know the route, I would have used an atlas and written to the automobile association to get a route which they had to post to me. Now the search app gives me that information instantly.
Likewise lap tops, personal computers and tablets provide me with a whole world of information that in the past would have taken days to obtain.
We no longer wait. We want what we want and we want it NOW! We live in an age of instant gratification.Patience has been eroded. I wonder if that is something we find harder to cultivate now?