After all of you have rested and taken their full, you discussed among yourselves the steps you need to take. You have already accepted the fact that rescuers may take days or even months before discovering you, so with all that was left the group struggled to start to live on a remote island. That would be for a while-for sure. Here you are starting a community - away from technology, but with knowledge about it-you wonder if ever you will get by. If you survive, how long will it take you to build a replica of the city that you hope will be "lost" only for a moment.
Tragic, it might seem, like a plot in movies shown in big screens, is the picture that such scenario will project. Even more tragic are the emotions accompanying the players involved. This is far easier than what our ancestors have experienced though. Then, they only relied on crude forms for weapon to shield them from their enemy. They had more ferocious animals as neighbors, no concepts of what makes society and culture flourish. To them "survival of the fittest" might best describe their manner of gathering their goods. No political system is yet conceived; the stronger group tends to manipulate the weaker ones. Even more astonishing is how they communicate with each other and how they were able to preserve their culture that became the foundation of a more developed, more complicated yet structured society that we now have.
From their time to ours, inevitable movements and changes filled the vacuum (time and space connecting our past and future). We all became an agent of change-affecting and being affected in the process. In man's search for a better life, needs became more diverse, solutions more complicated. This required the creation of systems aimed at structuring every process and making any inconsistencies more evident and, in effect easier to manage.
As the differences in capabilities and abilities of men slowly become more manifested and delineated, social hierarchies were formed, which, in turn, gave rise to the varied sectors of the community and the specific job or responsibilities that each group performs. Now that tasks, roles and responsibilities are properly identified, institutions came next to be established. Since change movement (a by product of change) is inevitable and, different societies at some point interact, it was far from impossible for their culture and system not to be transferred, to some extent. This creates another cycle of creating subsequent systems but now having more intricate characteristics.
With the advent of information and technology, more and more of what was once a divided economy has rapidly become a part of a global village -- divided, in the sense that physical demarcation lines separate territories hence certain rules pertinent to importation and exportation are, to some extent, politically governed. In essence whatever negative effects caused by changes in a particular society on its economic environment will not be felt totally by other societies. However, as time passed by human societies, with the help of communication, information and other development in technology have progressively established closer contacts. What once takes a week or more to reach via snail mail may now be contacted at the click of the keyboard or via mobile phones. People from different culture,