I just saw The Hunger Games: Catching Fire last night and it occured to me that as a society as we get more entranced with technology (and able to tune into society privately i.e.: online), the historical myth is getting more popular in a different form. In the 50’s there were programs such as Flash Gordon, fantasy books such as The Hobbitt and Lord of the Rings, but generally they were few and far between. The 80’s brought George Lucas’s Star Wars and rush to produce new versions exploded along with VCR’s, more television channels and the repopularization of the comic book. Today fantasy (that is to say myth) is so popular that they have their own television channels, fan fiction has developed into its own genre and the video game industry could finance a small country. I could go on, but the point is what is it about myth that as a collective society the closer we get to a technologicaly integrated life the more we need to hold onto the myths of the past and keep recreating them over and over again? All age groups in one way or another cherish these stories and seek them out in a multitude of formats. 40 years ago it would have been rare for 3 or 4 generations of a family to enjoy a fantasy evening of entertainment and for different reasons but it is happening more so these days. I wonder if Homer and his ilk had any idea of what they were starting 5 thousand years ago?