At first, self awareness always feels like the world is ending.
But that is not what is happening here.
We are witnessing the birth of our first population-wide form of self-awareness.
We glimpsed ourselves as a species. And it has given all of us an identity crisis.
This is not the end of the world.
It is the cultural equivalent of what most animals do when seeing their reflection for the first time. These are the birthing pains of new consciousness.
A great reckoning of Man and mirrors.