China is where this is happening first. A direct cut what you want and needed on demand with immediate purchase and one hour delivery or faster. Gen Z is showing up at 40% of their day interacting with their phones. Tie this to subvocalization and everything will become a continuous conversation.

My interest, and concern, is the accelerating disruption of this with near immediate delivery in the largest urban metropoles. The nature of life will evolve driving even faster urbanization. The widening gap between urban and pseudo rural will become more like the old first world/third world with harder edged and isolated ‘conservatives’ in segregated communities. But they will shrink.

We don’t know how the conservative population will define itself in the new metropol world. By nature they are suspicious and prone to paranoid reaction. I think there will be a tremendous growth in virtual communities to meet these psychological and social needs. But that is already a contradiction in terms.

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