I’m a Canadian. Living Myth Media, Inc, is based in Canada.
That doesn’t mean so much anymore. Once upon a time, we divided ourselves primarily by where we were born and the culture we grew up in. The French were French, the Germans were German, and that was pretty much all there was to it. Sure, there was the nobility and the peasantry and whatever else, but there was a given social strata and it started with country and went from there. Borders were important because they were a good starting point for determining who owned what, and remember that back then we were dealing with the idea of limited physical resources as being the principle means of measuring wealth.
As we move into the Information Age, however, the idea of country is falling by the wayside. The various developing nations are still claiming national identity, and those who haven’t embraced the new paradigm are doing likewise, but it’s hard to think of yourself as being from a certain special place when you can talk to anyone, anywhere, at anytime just by clicking a few buttons. (more…)