I was thinking about this last night and wondering how humans have been able to simultaneously learn from history and advance our technology while ignoring history and repeating colossal mistakes from the past. I can understand how, back in 1776, it was painfully clear why the 1st & 2nd Amendments were necessary to create. But fast forward to 2018 and it seems like an archaic concept to today's fucktards. Our cars get faster, our phones get smarter, our lives get more convenient, but our society crumbles from within. We can see what our ancestors created and improve upon their designs to cut the fat, but our social values seem to either deteriorate or warp instead of improve in proportion to our knowledge of past mistakes.
How are we able to impress upon our future selves the importance of physical technology but not social technology?