For the first time in history we’re walking around with cameras at all times. Younger generations, who are open to trying new things, have mastered the potential of a smartphone’s front-facing camera. They’re even being creative.
The men in the photo above aren’t that different from today’s young people. They could have popularized selfies in the 1920s. But their environment wasn’t ready yet. Digital cameras, the Internet and photo-sharing apps such as Instagram were decades away.
So next time you see a selfie, don’t shake your head. Civilization will be okay.