>>264046>You corral and herd people into large cities, and something-something-mouse-utopia-experiments-something-something implies a drastic decrease in fertility rates.(I have to apologize. I know the mouse utopia experiments are beginning to be a sort of Godwin's law lately, but when it comes to the topic of cities and urban density, come on. The match is too close NOT to bring up. It also seems like a lot of societal problems often complained about on the internet in the past five years not only match up with societal problems in the mouse utopia experiments, but also don't nearly exist to the same extent outside of the cities.)
Here are my 2 cents. Observe the sociological impact of the cell phone and social media. With modern smartphones and the social media apps, you are NEVER away from your friends and peers. You can NOT take a break (at least normans are incapable of taking a break). You definitely cannot take a break from responsibilities anymore (bosses and jobs chase you on your two-week slave vacations). I think that even if people aren’t physically on top of eachother like the mice were, PSYCHOLOGICALLY the impact of these devices and technologies are indistinguishable. I know that the last ten years have been bizarre, in that my family members who live in Dubai have been contacting me very often. Weirdly often, to me, because I grew up in an era where if someone lived that far away from you, you didn’t speak to them. They were people you met a couple times in your life, not people you spoke to every day. Now, I’m speaking of cousins and younger family members, kids that grew up with social media and facetime.
I hope i’m making some sense here.
Anyway, my point is that I am certain that these modern technologies of communication have created a very mouse-experiment-like social environment.
I have definitely noticed that the countrysides were always better than the cities, in terms of peoples’ aggressiveness and personality’s, especially but the gap between countryfolks and city folks has diminished greatly throughout the 2010’s.