Charles Dickens famously pointed to a moment in time that was both the best and the worst of times, but today we quit equivocating and ask ourselves once and for all: are we now living in the best or the worst of times?

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So, is our present an enlightened resurgence, which history will mark as the kickoff in revelations in nano-tech, medical knowledge, and information sharing? Or is it a modern dark age, which historians will point to mostly to make fun of our hilarious, flightless cars? Give us your take in the comments.

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