The ‘ghost world’ is also a term that recalls Marc Augé’s notion of ‘non-places’, those transient homogenized contemporary urban and suburban spaces that Augé sees as a typical by-product of what he terms supermodernity. Such non-places are the result of the supermodern excess of time and space that sever meaningful connections with history and place: “If a place can be defined as relational, historical and concerned with identity, then a space which cannot be defined as relational, or historical, or concerned with identity will be a non-place.”(Augé, 1995 pp. 77-78)