History Is Speeding Up and We Can’t Stop It

The exponential rate of social change and the inevitability of a social reset

You know, while getting inundated with scores of “little miss” memes on Instagram, I realized something; it’s been several months since I’ve seen a truly viral meme trend. Really. I remember even a couple of years ago, everyone (at least in my age group) seemed to know every viral meme as it came and went. Internet culture was vastly — though probably unquantifiably — more unified.

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J. W. Barlament

J. W. Barlament

History, politics, religion and the rest. Told with nerve and without reserve. Columbia 2024.