Social media is ruining the future

Of all the tools available to archive the past, social media could prove the most detrimental. Take Instagram. Imagine explaining to your children why an image taken in 2017 has the same desaturated colors as one taken in 1975. The photo is essentially a copy of one they might see from generations earlier, taken by your grandparents and featuring your mother or father as toddlers. Or there’s Snapchat. Yes kids, this is your grandma on the night I met her, ignore the dog ears, nose, and tongue. Wasn’t she beautiful? Worse, imagine wedding footage pulled from Facebook Live and re-watched during a…

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