The April 12 issue of The Economist had an outstanding special report called “Nomads at last.” It examined the sociological implications of mobile technology like cellular phones, BlackBerrys, Wi-Fi hotspots, the ubiquity of the internet, etc.
While there is much to say regarding the technology itself, the report focused on how these devices change where and how we work, how we construct buildings, how we build cities, how we drive, how we relate to family and strangers, and how we use language.
The free online version can be found here. The webpage that comes up is merely the first article in the special report. Click on “next article” at the bottom for continued reading.
Read it. You will be a better person for it.