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Julie G.'s picture

Speed of change

 Consider the internet or mobile phones. Within the space of half-a-century both have permeated through society and caused a huge cultural change in communication, manners, relationships, etc. If you further include items such as fashion, or pop music, then cultural changes can take place within the space of a decade. Hurricane Katrina was an example of how desperate or cruel people can become in desperate circumstances, even in America. I'm not suggesting that within fourteen years, America will become the despondent wasteland in The Parable of the Sower, but I do think that once cultures and civilizations start unravelling, it doesn't take long for them to completely fray.


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