(Cross-post from my other blog, Freedom Is Moral.)
I challenge you to this experiment:
Spend a few days reading nothing but technology news. Then spend a few days reading nothing but political news. For the first few days [you will] see an exciting world of innovation and creativity where everything is getting better all the time. In the second period [you will] see a miserable world of cynicism and treachery where everything is falling apart.
Why is there such a gulf between those two worlds?
Quote from here.