What Does It Mean To Be Isolated (Really, Truly Isolated) In This Google Earth World?

“Once upon a time, the ancestors of each and every one of us lived in a premodern culture. Those cultural origins have now been completely erased from our collective memory. Do any of us regret the loss of this memory? Would any of us prefer to return to our ancestral condition, rather than to live in the modern world?”

Source: New York Review of Books 03/15/12