Current technological generations may not know exactly what they want but they sure know when they want it. The emergence of immediate communication has allowed people of every age, gender, race, religion, cartoon preference to reach across time and space to converse with whoever they desire. To quote our lord and saviour Albus Dumbledore; “words are our most inexhaustible source of magic.” Language is what makes us human, the ability to manifest our thoughts in a verbal form and communicate this to others distinguishes us from the rest of the animal kingdom.
The idea of real time communication was revolutionary and inspired an explosion of technology and ideas that have not only improved our way of life (on a personal and societal level) but has shaped the political, social and economic landscape unequivocally and forever. But as with most things instant connectivity comes with ramifications both glorious and tragic.