Back in 1994, I had great hopes that the information age will bring us out of the intellectual dark ages and into the light. I could have never imagined that people would simply ignore readily available information and bask in their own stupidity. I don't think that information is making us stupid. I think that people's bias and prejudice are so severe that they have no interest in it.
One of the consequences of working in a profession such as law where there is virtually no innovation and little incentive to change is that technology has not even been powerful enough to show people the light.