In my search for comparisons between Romanticism and Post-modernism, at least in terms of philosophy, I discovered this frightening article The Death of Postmodernism And Beyond.
Alan Kirby says postmodernism is dead and buried. In its place comes a new paradigm of authority and knowledge formed under the pressure of new technologies and contemporary social forces.
It is something I suspect as we become increasingly depend on hand-held electronic devices.
With our saturation in floods of information and our decreasing consciousness as we use these machines, we seem to be playing with toys, surrendering our humanity for which Romanticism and Post-modernism fought. The ingredients are there for the fulfilment of Orwell’s Big Brother prophecy.
Can anyone be reassuring, or can you only confirm these fears of someone who could only say that he is glad to be a good way through his lifespan?