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 Recently I have been thinking about declining significance of traditional boundaries and borders. One is the nation state, as social media has much larger population than the nation state, and has enormous influence on how people think and act. Industry boundaries have been disrupted for some time, as it is almost impossible to talk about auto industry any more, for example. Organizations are similar in that people do not stay in one organization, but join in and out the organization as flexible worker, free lancer, and contract worker, for example.
Even within the nation state, I find the divides in terms of ideology are found more clearly and distinctively between urban and rural, judging from the election results in several countries such as Canada. Technology has diminished the significance of traditional boundaries in many cases.

What I find rather strange is that it seems young population(in Japan, in particular) seems to be so stuck and bound by the organizations/nation state they belong to. It follows that they emphasize the organization, title, status etc. of the people within the organization. It is my impression that they have strong desire to belong to some organization/nation state etc. They seem to find it significant where each belongs to.
I had thought that each person can be perceived as individual and as such title, status, the organization he/she belongs to will not be emphasizes as we often talk about global citizen and/or live in the internet space.

I  need to go deeper on this topic as there are quite a few things to sort out.   I am surprised, however, to find how the young people are still bound by the title, status, etc.  It is still very preliminary, but I want each person to stand on their own and think free from stereotypes.   Sometimes, I feel that the nation state loses significance more in the future, against the nationalistic view now prevailing.

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