We live in what is called the information age. An age during which we can access pretty much any piece of information with relative accuracy in little time at all. Believe it or not, there was a time before the Internet, a time during which if you could not find the information in a book or find someone that knew, you just didn’t know.
Think about that. Think about wondering where a band is from and asking around or consulting literature on hand. If the answer was not in there, there may have been a few guesses or posits, but unless there was a reliable source on hand, people just did not know.
What this means
This may seem like something that is trivial, but it really is not. The fact that anybody with a smartphone, and this is most people, has access to virtually any piece of information at the click of a button truly does change the world and how we think. Some argue that it is a bad thing in that we are hardly ever surprised and that there is not as much of an emphasis on the unknown.
On the other hand, some say that it is great in that it gets people thirstier for knowledge. It is much easier to want to learn something when the answer is readily available without having to go to the ends of the earth in order to find the answer. No matter what you think, we truly do live in an interesting age.