The next significant context shaping the Shift Age is the evisceration of the concept of place.
The History of Place
Throughout history, humanity has been deeply connected to the concept of place. We are physical beings, after all, and place is a physical concept, so this makes sense. Place, perhaps more than almost any other idea, has shaped human thinking, behavior, and consciousness.
The concept of place really began to take root when the Agricultural Age began some 10,000 years ago. We stopped moving for food and decided to stay in one place and grow it. This not only initiated a new age, it created the idea that people are of a place and live in that place.
This, of course, ultimately led to the creation of civilization. Every great civilization that quickly comes to mind was developed since the beginning of the Agricultural Age. Civilization was the creation of societies that were place based. Societies in the desert were different than those in the mountains. Those near the Equator were different than those in the northern latitudes.