well, i think i`ve figured out what the end-of-the-world types are going on about.
a clue comes in the form of the question, what has been emerging most rapidly in society in the last ten years?
what is information?
with the emergence of personal computing and growing databases of everything and blogging as a learning tool where people can discuss anything they want to, we are seeing the emergence of personal power.
time just named the individual the person of the year.
because never before has the individual held so much power as right now.
so what suffers at the hand of personal power?
culture, government, religion and pre-existing dogmas and value systems and family games and so on.
it is truly the end of a type of world.
an end that has been predicted for centuries and an end that keeps on happening.