One of the things I find amusing is how long people (government, businesses... everyone)
allowed cigarettes to be the cool thing. The advertisements, the movies and shows, hell even the 'aftersex' cigarette hand gesture (two fingers together against the lip then away with a smile) is still being laughed at.
Which is why I am asking: what do we consider a blessing or benign today that will cause a major upheaval tomorrow? What will need medical notes, social change, laws passed, to even requiring late night infocasts on how to beat it?
Sure, we have all this testing these days and an internet around the world for communicating thoughts and ideas instantly. But will this really stop the upcoming challenger to cigarettes?
Will it be soda pop? Sure it's addictive. Maybe coffee? Been around hundreds of years, maybe coffee contains certain chemical will prove to be destroying one of our chromosomes that controls immortality. Could even be all-natural, just that nobody knew the effects.
Yea, as much as I like coffee too, I'm thinking it will be the new evil in 10 years. Other possibilities would be staring at a computer screen for long periods destroys some portion of individual freedom and thought.
Or that the future evil will be CHOCOLATE, which will be found to contain a natural chemical that destroys parts of the DNA after enough has been consumed. Everyone will claim ignorance and Big Chocolate will have to go before a federal hearing to explain why they didn't disclose this information.
So... what do you think?