8 shocking illustrations that depict humanity in this era

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We are currently living in the age of information where knowledge can be found quite literally, at your fingertips. With just a few taps on a smartphone, humans can access an endless amount of data which is available on the world wide web. What was once thought as a luxury only few can afford has become something that we take for granted nowadays.

Humankind is reaching new heights everyday as we progress towards a more advanced future with state-of-the-art technology becoming more and more integrated into the lives of every individual. Though this is a remarkable achievement that contributed to the betterment of humankind as a whole, it does come with numerous downsides which are mainly the rise of oppression, poverty and a general disconnect among fellow human beings.

The comic series below may shed light on our current predicament and you can decide for yourself if humankind has truly progressed in this era.

#1 What you see on the runway is the product of countless laborers working for prolonged hours and given paltry wages

#2 The younger generation will never know true companionship as they were brought up in an era of smartphones and social media 

#3 The vicious cycle of abuse that stems from a substandard quality of life

#4 The stark difference between the life of luxury that the upper class can afford and the desolate poverty-stricken lower class surrounding them  

#5 Greedy corporations that pretend to help the needy but in reality are only helping themselves 

#6 Tyrannical authority figures who abuse their people

#7 People who are willing to sacrifice the earth’s resources for wealth

#8 The hypocrites who vouch for justice but force the disenfranchised to succumb to their demands 

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