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How do you think history will judge us?

Throughout history there has been good times and bad times, generations which have fundamentally changed the world, and those that haven't. So my question to you all is how do you think history will judge us?

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  • Aug 28 2012: As the most self indulgent and wasteful culture in human history. The dark middle ages were named by later historians, as was the classical era, and the Rennaisance. Should we be lucky and leave literate generations behind us when we are done, they will likely refer to us with a much less charity.
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      Aug 28 2012: My oh my, you're exagerating.
      "Should we be lucky and leave literate generations behind us when we are done"
      Shit.
      Our litteracy has never been better. Sure we've been having quite an impact on wildlife, and perhaps climate, but we're learning, aren't we? And making progress. How about cutting us a little slack, for our achievements in genetics, quantum physics and for finding the damn boson?
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        Aug 28 2012: I agree with both of you... Our literacy has never been better, but have you seen the best seller lists nowadays? We're not exactly reading at a college level : p

        Creation and destruction.
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          Aug 28 2012: Yeah... The best seller is still the Bible... so I take back what I said about modern litteracy.
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        Aug 28 2012: For awhile it was "The Secret", lol.

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