Anxiety and panic over the effects of new technology date back to Socrates, who bemoaned the then new tradition of writing things down for fear it would diminish the power of memory.
Well, it wasn’t Socrates, in was a character in a story he told, but anyway, was he wrong?
Thomas Hobbes and Thomas Jefferson both warned that communal relationships would suffer as industrial societies moved from rural to urban living.
Were they wrong?
Radio, video games and even comic books have all caused consternation.
Was the consternation justified?
Television was going to bring about the dumbing down of America.