Ignorance still possible?

or does unprecedented access to information negate that excuse?

Imagine life a few hundred years ago. The literate likely didn’t have more than a few books. Most had no access to belief structures or perspectives beyond their culture.

I can empathize with ignorant actions of a past era.

Ignorance back then is easier to explain.

Today is different.

Anyone with open access to the internet can view the world’s information.

There are roughly 47 billion web pages indexed by Google according to WorldWideWebSize.

You can read books and articles across time and cultures. More than a person can process.

Despite overwhelming evidence — some deny human activity is harming the planet.

Others challenge neutrality of the internet.

I believe the age of ignorance is over.

So what causes ignorant behavior in the age of information?