I really like that BIG WORD you used. You get the prize. Actually, There are several interesting things that have sprung up because of the internet and it’s rise in cultural norms. In fact, tonight our 25 year old son told us he hasn’t printed anything for over two years. He just emails things to himself and reads them off his phone when he needs them or accesses them from his i-pad.
The cultural shift from the tangible to the virtual is not all good…I think there is something valuable lost when we don’t interact with REAL stuff. Perhaps this could preach as well.
Throughout history when a culture deviates from the actual to a more abstract there is a loss of clarity. There is a slip in certainty within the mental norm of the society and as a result people question their relationship to God or even if there is a God. The best example I can think of this at the moment is in the art world. As realism was replaced by more abstract works so to was Christianity bombarded by humanism.
Just some thoughts for a late night.