In Hunter gatherer societies people needed each other. The glue was there.
In agricultural society elites needed agricultural workers and warriors and it was mediated by religion. The glue was there .
In industrial society elites needed industrial workers and it was held together by nationalism, consumerism and mass production. The glue was there.
In the digital post modern society it is not clear that the elites need anyone. Work goes to financializtion and outsourced. Consumerism is undermined by unemployment and inequality and the Internet acts more like water that dissolves then like glue that coheres.
Transitions are always chaotic. Ok. How shall we handle this?