Time to reinvent
The song refrain “something’s happening here but it’s still not exactly clear” is starting to become clear. In the 1800’s we lived in the agricultural age and communities were about eight miles apart because that was about the limit of a round trip with mule and wagon. Then, in the 1900’s, the western world moved to the industrial age and towns became about 20 miles apart as automobiles made the distance more manageable and towns were structured around manufacturing plants that supplied the major cities. Now we are in the information age and manufacturing can be automated and done anywhere in the world. This has led to the rise of the megacities worldwide and these cities are linked in globalization more closely than rural and urban areas within the same nation.
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