"We seem to be in the process of retreating further into our homes" (WM Turkle 479)
"But the move toward virtuality tends to skew our experience of the real in several ways" (WM TUrkle 480)
"We build our ideas about what is real and what is natural with the cultural materials available." (WM Turkle 480)
Alright cool, this nice, loooong essay (taken from Turkles book) focuses upon the danger of the virtual world, and how it will affects our social interactions along with numerous other perceptions, such as nature and basically life itself. IT appears humanity is retreating towards a shy,passive, middle lane community which only is unified through this anonymous collective soul we call the internet. I mean, America, along with other industrialized nations is becoming fat, lazy, apathetic creatures that become so absorbed with the MTV fix thats it hard to shake any emotion. Ya, thats a pretty general statement, i kindof hate spitting off generalizations and they really dont support any type of progress, but this sortof of thing that I mentioned above is happening, but Im sure people were saying the same things about the radio, the TV, blah blah blah kids being kids sortof thing. You cant stop technology, and you cant force people to get outside. Boy, this conclusion is really bleak. I guess im done. bye.
PS: We'll, theres always 2012, with you know, that whole change of "consciousness".