Andrew C. Thompson is a United Methodist pastor currently working on a Th.D. degree at Duke Divinity School. He writes "Gen X Rising," a column in the United Methodist Reporter, and maintains a blog at www.genxrising.com.
Our culture’s ever-increasing individualism is about to take a decisive turn. Any day now self-checkout lanes in our stores will outnumber the lanes that lead shoppers to a human cashier. At that point, “going to the market” will become a solitary enterprise.
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