Our communities have become very intentional. We talk to who we want to talk to, listen to who we want to listen to, identify with who we want to identify with. Geography isn’t as huge of an influence as it once was (although certainly it still has some impact). But geography is still a binder – you can create communities of choice through technology all you want, but you still live with your neighbors. I wonder how long it will be before geography stops being the controlling factor? How long before technology makes travel, communication and construction all so easy that people could live anywhere they want and still visit anywhere else easily and communicate effortlessly? Until the echo chamber becomes a literal one?
I like being forced by circumstance to talk to just, you know, people. It’s healthy to mix it up.