Digital technology extends beyond national boundaries. It connects people of similar and vastly different cultures, circumstances, and points of view. All at once. All over the world. In real time.
This is, quite literally, epic. And very human. For thousands of years, we have been using non-linear narrative to maintain oral and written traditions and to add new stories to the ongoing epic of our various cultures. With digital technologies, we actively participate in the world community.
But leveling the playing field reveals the pitfalls. The openness of the digital world shows us the vast challenges we face, including real and present dangers. Extreme polarization, injustice, aggression – to name a few.
Technology is a tool. It has no ethics.