Thursday, March 19, 2009

Question for the day

Back in the twentieth century, one of the cultural commonplaces was the isolation of the modern individual. The idea that contemporary life entailed some degree of isolation was a staple of the culture of the day, both high and low. So: has that changed in the past ten years or so? It seems to me to be less of an omnipresent meme nowadays. Has the internet actually revolutionised the way people think and feel about their interactions with others and with the world around them? Has technology actually fulfilled a promise?

Heck if I know. Any thoughts?

1 comment:

Grace Seybold said...

Can I base my answer solely on the number of angsty blogs in which people write poems about how lonely and isolated they are?

Because, in that case, no.