Three Dominant Trends

Excerpted from CNN ARTS  Published 19th January 2018

Douglas Coupland: ‘I no longer remember my pre-internet brain’

“Over the last six years, I’ve developed a sort of unified theory of everything detailing our ever-escalating, almost invariably out-of-synch relationship with the technologies we create, and how their largely unintended side effects have molded our societies and our era. I can boil it down to three dominant trends that demarcate our current existence.

The first is that the online world has vastly outpaced our ability to create political stability.The second: We have a new relationship with time.Third: We’re an ungrateful species.”