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What is up with civilization?

If it seems like the news is depressing you all the time, that's okay. You are not alone. Thanks to so much access to information, we always know about the horrible things that are happening around the world at any given time.

As you can imagine, this has given people plenty of time to consider the root causes of so much civil strife.

People shared their thoughts after Redditor Tedsthebest11 asked the online community,

"What do you think is currently holding civilization back?"
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Remember way back when the internet wasn't a flaming dumpster fire?

Yeah, us either.

The internet has always been a mess, but it's also always been beautiful.

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A few years ago, while researching for an article, I stumbled across a video that almost made me quit my job right then and there. This article is going to talk about that video - and other creepy, horrible, traumatizing things people have found on the internet.

Proceed with extreme caution. Seriously. I cannot put enough trigger warnings in this.

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Nearly four decades ago, on January 1, 1983, the internet was born. Out of those clunky boxes with very little function outside of running numbers and a few chat rooms, the internet has exploded into what we know it to be today.

We created the changing landscapes of social media, blogs, YouTube, and Google. But what have we lost in the process?

The early days of AOL were simpler and had a very specific aesthetic for its time. There was always something new to discover when searching the World Wide Web. Actually, it was the first time we had connections that were instantaneously world wide.

Now, that marvel is lost on youth who grew up with tiny computers in their pockets. For those of us who remember the 90s internet era, let's take a trip down memory lane.

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School days can be long and monotonous. Who hasn't spent many an hour staring at the clock and counting the seconds pass on by? I mean plenty of subjects are intriguing and we pay attention, but having a little fun to pass the time or garner a rise in popularity is always irresistible.

As the use of computers and technology grew, tinkering with school systems became that much easier.

So many students have figured out backways into the educational interwebs in order to wreak a little havoc. And as long as nobody released a virus or doxxed anyone... what's the harm? Let's have a little fun.

Redditor u/AtmosphereForsaken82 was wondering what shenanigans some of us have gotten into with technology and school, by asking:

How did you mess with computers at school?
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