I am old. I have been around long enough to notice a backslide in our society over the last 2-3 decades. We have been losing ground everywhere I look. Socially, politically, intellectually, morally, even our sense of humor has declined.
The religious nuts have been gaining on us, critical thinking all but disappeared, science and rational thought is despised (just look at the selection of an average book store), attention span shortened drastically.
Watching news on TV is like looking inside a funny farm: both the reporters and the interviewed miss the glaringly obvious questions and treat worthless trivia with reverence.
My question is the following: Is this backslide likely to:
b./ slow down
c./ come to a halt, replaced by progress again
Please explain why you thought a./ or b./ or c./ will happen.
I am curious how earthlings see their future.