- Steve Bruno
Web Project Manager,
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The CTRL-Z Effect
Do you believe that our ability to manipulate reality in the virtual world affects our interactions and expectations in the physical world.
I am talking more specifically of social interactions, and relationships. The physical world has laws that govern it. As humans we just love to control things and bend them to our will. We have done this for thousands of years in the physical world, but physical laws create some restraint to the extent and the speed that change can happen.
Now that we have created a virtual medium where we mirror reality, we can manipulate it in any way we see fit. This opens up a whole lot of opportunities to experiment with new experiences and interactions, but at the same time, because of the very fluid nature of the medium, change is happening at a faster and faster rate as more people interact and create tools to interact differently.
I see a lot of very real challenges facing our society moving forward.
How can we better use the internet, and the virtual world to facilitate authentic, meaningful, and fulfilling relationships, with the challenges we are facing?
I know this is a large topic, but I would like to know what the rest of the TED community feels with regard to this important topic.