I’ve been in my tech bubble for years. I’ve been connected to high speed internet since the 90’s, had a cell phone capable of internet since 2000, and am quite used to being able to reach out and just find out anything as a research nerd.
This isn’t the case for a large number of people. As I’m going door to door on this Nashville Metro Council run I’m finding more and more that there’s a complete gap between people who can google it, and their neighbors who have had face time with a politician seeking their vote.
The internet is privilege. Access to it is more limited than you would imagine for some, and even more limited to those who work in certain professions.
Do I have a point here? No. Just going door to door I’m starting to realize that other people’s reality is quite a bit more shapeable than I’d imagined due to media input, or lack thereof.
Gone are the days of universally shared cultural events. Maybe they never were there to begin with.
Perhaps walking in 95 degree weather and 88% humidity finally fried my brain… I can tell you though I’m pretty sure that this door knocking thing is why so many politicians appear brain dead once they get into office.