W. David Marx on what comes next:

In order to figure out what happens after the social media era, we need to break out from the binary of (1) the flavorless cafeteria buffet of online content versus (2) reactionary counterculture revival. The world is primed for a fecund offline culture, but it has to offer something other than retreat.

Emphasis added above. I think there’s real wisdom to rolling back some of the behaviours we’ve developed in response to our smart devices occupying a more and more central place in our lives. Having said that, Marx is mostly correct; we do have to offer more than retreat to an idealized past if we are going to move culture back towards embodiment in any significant way.