We now live in a world of conversation and discussions. It doesn't matter where you live, we can talk about our shared interest - in the case if this blog; writing and distribution thinking.
Where is this heading? The end result of all this is groups of people that are united by thoughts, opinions and ideologies - not geography.
The impact - in terms of the real world what does this matter? Perhaps one view is that Governments will become squeezed and seem useless. Terrorists (another group linked by ideology, not geography) are fighting against a certain way of life, not against a country.
Britain isn't under attack - ruthless capitalism is. So what does the British Government have to do with it? What can it do? Its irrelevant!
No wonder voting is down in most democracies. I feel I have much more in common with people across the world than I necessarily do with people that live nearby. Why do my politicians have to represent me geographically. That isn't where my heart is.