After WHAT fall?

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destroyed Statue of LibertyI recently heard about a solicitation to submit short stories for an anthology based on the concept “after the fall of technology.”  I was included in the solicitation, so I gave it some thought.  Eventually, I decided: What fall of technology?

Yeah, I just can’t see it happening at all, much less in some form analogous to our so-called “Dark Ages,” as most people imagine such a scenario.  For one thing, those “Dark Ages” weren’t so dark as some would have us think; and for another, the world is so vastly different now than during that Dark Age, that it is virtually impossible to “fall” so far now as we did then. Continue reading