I remind myself that aliens didn’t come down from space and hand us the Internet and smartphones. They were created by human beings and, having been made by human beings, can only help bring about manifestations of ourselves which until now haven’t been possible. So we’re now in a new era when we are going to realize things about ourselves that we’ve never seen before. It’s scary and wondrous at the same time.

Douglas Coupland (via newspeedwayboogie)