“Up until recently, no matter where or when one was born on earth, one’s culture provided one with all components essential for the forging of identity.
These components included: religion, family, ideology, class strata, a geography, politics and a sense of living within a historic continuation.
Suddenly, around ten years ago, with the deluge of electronic and information media into our lives, these stencils within which we trace our lives began to vanish, almost overnight (…).
It became possible to be alive yet have no religion, no family connections, no ideology, no sense of class, location, no politics and no sense of history.
Douglas Coupland “Polaroids from the Dead”