'Vulnus' is 'wound' in Latin.
And in Ancient Rome, without antibiotics, and often without hygiene, wounds were fatal.
We rightly feared to be wounded. And right down to the present day we fear vulnerability.
But today we don't fear physical vulnerability, we fear emotional vulnerability.
And yet we know that creativity and even empathy is based on emotional vulnerability.
And creativity and empathy are becoming the content of the electronic media especially the internet.
And we fear emotional vulnerability because emotional vulnerability is routinely attacked.
But we know that vulnerability is the basis of creativity, and there are signs that vulnerability is being nurtured for the first time in history.