I recently Made a phone call to a friend in another part of the world, across oceans and continents. I used "Skype", completely free and we could see each other on screen in real time and full color. How cool is that. And free! lol.
Yes, the best gift of all time has been given to the people of this planet for free and changed it forever. The gift immediately began a new Era of Human Existence. What was this gift?
It began the Internet Age. We now have access to more info of any type you can possibly think of then any human ever in our existential history. Just think, people in their 30's actually will still remember the time without the internet. What a dark age that was. Come to think of it, they'll remember a time without cell phones, but that's another story.
So forgive my naive outlook but in the light of the negativity around our country for some time, it's good to think on the positive side of things brought to the world by the USA.
The internet will IMO, exponentially accelerate the Intellectual evolution of our human species.