There are certain things that serve as goals and hallmarks of the modern American life, buying a vehicle, getting a job, getting laid, having children, buying a home, the 'merican dream.
But what if ownership of a personal vehicle (automobile, motorcycle, etc) becomes unnecessary?
What if purchasing a home was suddenly simply no longer a need, or really an option?
Living in the age of Arcologies, people are going to be very centrally located. A personal vehicle is going to become a hindrance, there are no roads inside an arco. Instead it's mass transit, moving sidewalks, trams, internal rail systems. You can walk pretty much anywhere you need to go. So there is no need for cars, car loans, etc. The same goes for the personal home. The different decks function as villages and subdivisions, and your residence is likely going to be assigned to you by income, and social status. Bachelors are likely to share a multi-room bachelor pad, families would have apartment like spaces based on their family size and income. (to a point)
So, what does this materialistic comsumer culture, addicted to computers, look like? What would you do if you had no need for a car, no need for a home mortgage? Thought and comments requested:)