Modern technology can be a mixed blessing. While a lot of it remains sumberged in the muddy waters of the baser instincts for much of humanity, it was originally designed to be a tool for greater and quicker access to information than was ever previously available.
Indeed, it allows greater access to information than ever before, and can be a great and convenient tool for unprecedented learning, breaking down previous barriers.
Here is a case in point:
I found this article recently, and thought that it was very cool news, allowing people with Native American ancestry to better and more accurately discover and/or keep their family records tracing back centuries, as well as documenting how much America's westward expansion devastated their people.
PROQUEST’S DIGITIZATION OF AMERICAN INDIAN RECORDS OPENS PATHS FOR EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF WESTWARD EXPANSION BY LEVI RICKERT / CURRENTS / 16 NOV 2015: