The Interconnected Tribe of Tomorrow (Part 1)
Editor’s Note: This article is Part One of a series. Part Two will be published later this week.
In the insulated bubble of Western comforts, we pause with novelty to marvel at the simple ways of indigenous cultures. Whether it be the few remaining pockets of deep forest tribes who possess little if any familiarity with modernity, or the romanticized stories of the peaceful and eco-conscious lifestyles of Native American, Aboriginal, African or Celt tribes, they are the peoples of legend and reverent nostalgia. After they invariably fell victim to the imperialist designs of more power-driven and supremely weaponized empires of old, along with their primitive and abiding ways, only now do we look back with increasing curiosity as to how they lasted for centuries or millennia in one place requiring little materially and enduring much from the harsh and changing Earth they inhabited, scarcely rising but a couple of rungs on the ladder of the Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.