My Take: By Michael Boriero

By Michael Boriero

I’ve always been fascinated by how connected the world is today. News travels at the blink of an eye – or at the tap of a phone screen.
We’re engulfed in information. We can find an answer within three seconds by doing a quick Google search. It is quite literally at our fingertips.
We read about wild fires in Australia, protests in Hong Kong and presidential debates in Brazil – and we’re learning about all of it in real time through social media.
While this is incredibly empowering, I can’t help but feel overwhelmed at times. And then I remember that somehow, in this day and age, not everybody is connected.
I have no doubt some people choose to stay off the grid. But our next step as a society needs to be allowing easier access to what should be considered a basic commodity at this point.

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