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veen  ·  74 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: On the Clock: Your Office Is Open and the Liquor Is Flowing

One could argue we're in a new, ultra-fast Bowling Alone type of transition. What I'm witnessing is my peers being pushed out of the cities they want to live in (myself included: I could never afford a home in Utrecht even if I tried), rupturing or weakening social ties and causing more conflict and gentrification almost everywhere all at once.

Maybe I'm being overdramatic, but there is a faint parallel this year between the end of large, interconnected economies (globalism) as we knew it and this seeming end of large, interconnected social networks. The future is disaggregated & local, and it's arriving.