My answer to How does the change in technology affect human norms and values?
Answer by Ken Larson:
We are constantly in a mode of playing catch up to the enormous advances in technology, communication and the wired world. This causes stress and eventually results in changes to norms and values.
But it is not an easy process and it can be extraordinarily risky, as we have seen with events in the Middle East wars, Arab Spring and Geopolitical stresses like the Russian role in U.S. elections.
Human intellect is an ever restless endeavor and we struggle to evolve in other aspects fast enough to adapt to our technology. The human physiology has not evolved to match the pace at which we live today. We are prone to overweight, mental disorders, and many other weaknesses as a result. In many cases these maladies are all reactions to the stress of change and perceived expectations by others and ourselves.
We are sensitive and vulnerable creatures, designed in a complex and vastly varying ways. The pace of life these days requires cultivation of expectation management and everyone must evolve their own unique form of that art in accordance with their values.