Thursday, July 06, 2006

A future of selfishness?

The UK newspaper The Independent recently ran a story titled Society in 2025 'will be based on selfishness' which proclaims that many people will lose their altruistic nature:

"A new study suggests that consumerism and individualism may prove a more dominant force by 2025 than caring about the problems of poverty at home and abroad. It found that, for the first time since 1994, Britons regard looking after themselves as more important to quality of life than looking after their communities."

A future of more intense consumerism...? Is this a U-turn away from collective intelligence and participatory culture?

If this is so, its a kind of future I won't be interested in fuelling.

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