Youth Culture Shows Diversity

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One of many examples of the ‘Diversity’ vector in technology-driven change comes from youth culture.

In the past geographical restrictions limited the number of cultural ‘tribes’ in any given area. Mods or Rockers, Indie-kids or Ravers. You were one or the other, unless you opted out altogether, or struck the rare and brave path of defining your own niche identity.

Today almost every young person seems to be drawing on digital sources from around the world and self-assembling their own cultural identity from the components they find. It could be cartoons from Spain, music from Korea, clothes from New Zealand, food from Germany, or sports from

This post forms part of my Vectors series. For more posts on this subject, visit the Vectors page.

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