I think the larger question is "can *anything* turn down the volume? And to me, that's an easy "no" and thus we have to ask a different question, which in my close to 59 years has occurred to me more than once - can we make the noise irrelevant? …
Born in January 1960 which has given me a decadal view of life, history, the universe and so on.
Taught COBOL by USAF, riding the IBM midrange platform ever since.
Great unknown writing talent ;)