Like often happens, humanity met the internet in the shape of a horseshoe.
In the 50’s you would have possibly needed half of humanity working in the Amazonas to achieve the same level of deforestation that has been relentlessly achieved in the last few years
We fall to the vices of becoming “we” against “them”. Dialog will dry out to give way to words thrown as arrows, avoided or parried.
A cook, a bicyclist, a warehouse worker, a cab driver, a courier, a growing list of people are becoming a piece of hardware connected to a button in our smartphone.
In the event of a mass extinction, life would probably start again from some surviving microbial.
…while professor Trip recalls mentally his thoughts on them both and especially her leather boots.