People would sit around and listen and watch the radio..
News and entertainment from around the world.
Japanese attacking Pearl Harbor etc..
World War Two..
Newspapers and books and pamphlets before that and then word of mouth..
Word of mouth only for millions of years..
People didn't know how to read and write.
Now it's instant text and talk and video with these smart phones and computers..
Worldwide or next-door or in the same house..
It's all the same..
Live and in real time right now.
I get weather alerts now and then on my cell phone.
Tornado or severe weather warnings.
In the dark of the night and wee hours of the morning even.
With FaceTime we can see each other and talk live like the Dick Tracy watch..
The Internet and World Wide Web..
There were fifty million or less people inhabiting the entire planet earth for millions of years.
Before the stimulants and high breeding began some fifty thousand years ago..
We lived like all of the other creatures..
Raising our young and feeding and taking care of ourselves and families.
Buffalo in groups of thousands..
Bear mostly singular..
Deer in herds..
Whales in groups..
Birds in flocks..
Man in tribes..
What I'm saying here is that a whole lot has happened fast here recently when you take look at the big picture of things.
We jumped from riding horses and walking to flying to the moon in one hundred years..
Populating to seven and a half billion people..
There are a billion cars..
Billions of cell phones..
Our cultures and tribes broken down..
Contrary to common belief there have not always been waring armies..
Man skirmished and fought over females and territory in small groups and individually like the deer and the partridge..
Seldom killing one another..
Before all the stimulants..
Before O. J. Simpson..