What do you think is the main reason for the proportional decrease in violence in modern society?
Stephen Pinker's informative talk on the "myth of violence" gave good insights into the decrease in the rate of deaths due to violence nowadays as opposed to thousands of years ago, when a lot of people mistakenly think there was more peace. My question is: why do YOU think this is? Is it because of technology? Our ability to better empathize?
I look forward to your opinion!