First airing in 1992, The Real World still runs today and twenty-five years later, the characters are anything but bashful. These are the same young adults that allowed Facebook to grow into today's cultural phenomenon and what would we be today without Facebook?
What do you think you'd get if you put a team of high school students together for four months and gave them the opportunity to take risks and to unleash their scientific creativity to solve real world problems?
We're in, as my son puts it, "God's waiting room." The population has a decidedly gray tinge, but all these phrases, often dropped in conversation with a gentle mixture of humor and disdain, miss something significant that happens here.