The most astonishing thing about people and, especially, those who possess power, is the fact that they seem to know little or no history at all. When something happens and they take a course of action that somebody has taken just a little while ago without any success (or with catastrophic results), one can do nothing but shrug in amazement. One of the most characteristic examples is the war on drugs that is waged today.
The Internet becomes an integral part of our everyday life in a more and more literal sense. However, although it makes life much easier for an average person, this effect is nothing if compared with what it did and does to businesses all around the world.
The 20th century was the century of many changes: in the picture of the world, in the lifestyle, in the structure of society. A lot of forecasts made in its beginning turned out to be ridiculously wrong and even more things that hadn’t been expected by anyone happened. One of the changes that are particularly characteristic of the 20th century, the one that turned into a kind of symbol in its own right is the appearance of an automobile.
The 20th century became a century of revolutions, not only in political, but also in scientific sense. There hardly were any other epochs that witnessed so fast progress in all spheres of science; but today the most important of them is undoubtedly the computer, or information revolution. Let us consider what led to the appearance of computers in their modern meaning.
Modern society seems to be somewhat hysterical in what concerns the issue of teenage pregnancy. The reason for it, as I suppose, is that most people subconsciously feel why it has become a problem, but it is considered inappropriate to state the truth, because it stands in opposition to commonly accepted ideals. However, the truth is as follows: the cause of teenage pregnancy is the gap between the rights and duties, or, more exactly, between the time a person is considered to have rights and the time when he or she is considered to have duties.