Global – Even death is succumbing to disruption.
Death is changing. Both the way we see it and the way we handle it are being challenged, whether by educational enterprises, such as Norma Bowe’s Death Classes, or by environmental initiatives, such as the Urban Death Project. Even goths are back in fashion. Meanwhile, in Silicon Valley, technology entrepreneurs are attempting to resurrect digital souls, or even stop death altogether.
The Big Picture: No longer the great taboo, death is inspiring a growing neo-Victorianism among meaning-hungry Millennials. To find out more about this cultural movement, read our report The New Death.