Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other

Reduction and Betrayal

  • If you have any interest in games like Second Life, Quake, and Civilization, this chapter will enlighten. Such games go one for days, weeks, or longer and require that you create and live another life. You can even get married in Second Life if your current marriage isn’t meeting all your needs. Such virtual experiences can be therapeutic. Sherry also discusses a program called Chatroulette where you get an audio and video feed from a random person. It has added the word Nexting to the international lexicon as you can click the next button to change the feed to someone else. Sherry did so quickly when greeted by men’s naked midsections. She also discusses the problems of being swallowed by the demands of email.
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