New communities are emerging, darknets on one level, but around us new types of jobs will have to emerge to meet the challenges of a this brave new world before us. A new individualism in the form of "freeganism" and "cage-free families" can be seen, while more youth see a college education as little more as a status symbol, the next cultural revolution might just be around the corner.
People who feel obsolete in today's information economy will be joined by millions more in the emerging post-information economy, in which routine professional work and even some high-end services will be more cheaply performed overseas or by machines.
Imagine a future in which millions of families live off the grid, powering their homes and vehicles with dirt-cheap portable fuel cells. As industrial agriculture sputters under the strain of the spiraling costs of water, gasoline and fertilizer, networks of farmers using sophisticated techniques that combine cutting-edge green technologies with ancient Mayan know-how build an alternative food-distribution system
building their own little utopias