That has changed. We used to be like nested molecules in a crystal, bound with ties of familiarity. Today we are often like folded proteins, linked but not bound to receptive spots all across the land. Action-at-a-distance using social media, as spooky as quantum coupling, is making social structures and unprecedented alliances. This morning I touched dozens of websites, feeding on the opinions and advice of strangers and greeted just one man on the street where I live.
Community and the nature of politics will adopt new forms soon.
|Salt crystal, bonded to nearest neighbours, old style community|
|Haemoglobin molecule, cross-linked to remote neighbours|
like those people on your phone contact list.