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Society Is Blind To The Power of Technology
If the Hero don’t know the magnitude of their superpower, they are just a regular person.
We as a society have not even acknowledged the awesomeness of digital innovations yet.
And if weren’t able to see what is just before our eyes, and how powerful and incredible the tools we use daily are; how could we even start envisioning a possible next generation of breakthrough technologies?
The fact we culturally take Google and iPhone for granted, for example, makes young generations blind to the complexity and unlikelihood of these products.
These breakthrough technologies and their profound impact on society should be celebrated.
Each one of these innovations should be taught in History classes as one of the most impactful human achievements ever, whether the Internet itself, Google, Uber, Bitcoin, Wikipedia, and so on.
But instead, we’ve totally disregarded the cultural meaning of these pieces of technology, making them seem like a commodity. Something natural, easy to build, as if they had been grown on trees.
And to make matters worse, the mainstream media tend to frame them as bad to society.
If we don't understand the magnitude of what was built until now, we can't envision what we can build in the future.
And digital education and storytelling should be about that.
It is not about teaching how to use an app.
It's about showing the depth and complexity of technology and pointing out how they've impacted every inch of people's lives in the last 20 years, thus inspiring new builders to create even more impossible innovations.
If the Hero doesn’t know the magnitude of their superpower, they are just a regular person.