Rain or shine, it was that time of the year when the city held its annual “Santa’s Sycling Soirée.” Kids and adults dressed as Santa Claus or Santa’s elves and rode their bikes into the city. A number of the streets were closed off to vehicles in order to ensure the safety of the young cyclists.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go well this year. Heated arguments broke out amongst the older cyclists. Some fought about regular versus electric bikes. Others fought over Brexit. And others seemed to fight for no reason at all.
It’s the world we live in these days.
Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt. Photo credit: Nicole Honeywill.
Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question. By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.
What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.
This week’s provocative question came up when I read an article that talked about how the extent that Russia used social media to influence the 2016 presidential election in the United States and the Brexit vote in Great Britain was more extensive than what was originally thought and that such disinformation and misinformation on social media sites continues almost unabated to this day.
With that in mind, here’s this week’s provocative question.
“Is technological advancement a net positive or a net negative?”
If you choose to participate, write a post with your response to the question. Once you are done, tag your post with #FPQ and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.
And most important, have fun.