Not me so much, as a lot of other people - all those responding to this year's question put to them by the Edge, 'What should we be worried about?' One guy is worried about worry itself, another about advances in mathematics coming to an end, a third about a possible attack on us by malevolent, extraterrestrial beings. Mick thinks the Edge's question 'inevitably brings out the inner crank'. However this may be, you might like to sample some of the responses, as I have.
One is from David Gelernter who is worried about the 'global deflation in the value of words'. According to Gelernter, this is driven by the internet and consists in the fact that there are now so many words being put out that each one 'tends to get less reading-time and attention'. The effect is that there is also less time taken on the writing and editing of the words and 'society's ability to communicate in writing decays'. It's all getting worse.
I wonder if Gelernter had any editorial input from anyone else on this response of his. Even on the basis of his own starting point, they* might have cautioned him against too bleak an outlook. That more people are encouraged to write and to write for publication could be seen as a good thing, with potentially beneficial effects. And the hypothesis that the best writing will find its way to the attention of readers, have an influence, last longer, is also something he could have thought about. But, no, for him it's all grimsville.
* Gelernter might not approve of the singular 'they' here, but I'll live with that.