Internet seems to have reduced our globe to a sphere the size of a marble. Nothing has been left undiscovered and everything is available for everyone. With a few commands you can travel to the most exotic place on Earth or learn everything you always wanted to know about everything you can possibly think of. But with all that knowledge in hand reach, we tend to forget something very important. Something that probably really defines us as a species. Our cultural differences. No matter how small the world has become, we are still roughly 6,8 billion individual persons living here, and we all have our own opinions and values, fed by our cultural, political and religious upbringing and driven by different mentalities. For some tattoos are fashionable body decorations, for others they have deep religious meanings or separate men from boys. For many of us, the male body is a beautiful thing that we are quite accustomed to. But it is probably safe to say a majority of the world population has not yet embraced the ides of male nudity.
In the near future we will take bigger steps into our exploration of the space around our Earth. We will find ways to travel larger distances and eventually we will – doubtless – find other life forms. That will probably be one of the biggest shock for our relatively small rational brains, something that will turn all our opinions and values up side down. I don’t expect this to happen in my lifetime though, but I do hope and count on the fact that we will be openminded to whatever we will discover about possible new cultures, and less judgmental as we currently are. No matter how smart we are in our digital development, we are still throwing stones at each other. With everything the Internet and our digital era has to offer, we still have a lot to learn about humanity. –B-
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