George Carlin repeatedly said "we are circling the drain." I don't go so far in my critique of society. The connectivity that I believe we all are involved in to greater or lesser extent is part of the horizontalization of society that certainly began before the advent of texting. It all generates what's been labeled as the "homeless mind," in a "horizontal society," that has lost the traditional anchors. If our connections do not run deep, they now run wide.