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Heroic rebels for the modern age. Insolent jerks with too much time abusing the technology and advantages given to them. Neither and all of the above.
What the advancement of the internet represents is really information and communication. This is for better and worse sure but so is every technological advance. To sit down and read every tweet from 2014 would take more than one human being’s lifetime and frankly why would you want to? Communication does not always equal concrete information.
Watching the human race learn, adapt and evolve to this is fascinating. On the forefront of this are our First World expendables (and I mean that in the nicest way) the over-intelligent and underutilized who were never given the direction and motivation that their privilege could have. Surrounding them are their mates the internet masses who are striving to create a digital culture with all the foibles, beauty and savagery the human race can offer. What a virtual petri dish of human potential.
I loved this book and you should read it.