Or: Further Consequences of the Abolishment of Handwriting
This may be considered a bit of a throw away piece but it again relates to how successfully people – especially the younger generations – are being dumbed down faster than equally dense chunks of rock hitting the Earth (like when Apophis most likely will).
Our government could have saved itself, and us, immense amounts of money, time and effort, ha it realized just how effectively people’s brains and various skills were atrophying and turning to mush. Many of the problems with espionage and security leaks could easily have been avoided if, instead of all the complex measures involving codes, secrecy, etc., the information would have simply been written out, in that nice, fancy, flowing cursive handwriting because, as we keep finding out, few people know how to write it or read it.
And with the proliferation of texting as a substitute for writing and/or other clear communication, it’s even faster and easier for people with nothing to say to clog up the world saying it. But I bet that I’ve already…spelled that out before.