I suppose it would be unfair to regard this as just another jeremiad. The good side: Thanks to technology more information is available to more people in a convenient manner than ever before. The bad side: This does not mean that anybody is any smarter than ever before. Smart people will take the opportunity provided and make use of it in a smart way. The rest will either not avail themselves of it at all or use it in a way that is not so good or even deplorable. Smart people will, as usual, be a minority.