Digital Minefield

Why The Machines Are Winning

Who Wants Real If Virtual Is Ideal?

The virtual world is replacing the real world not because it is more real but because it is more ideal. The Internet Generation prefers the virtual world because it is free of the imperfections of the real world. The Internet even offers virtual relationships that provide simplified, ideal versions of actual relationships. The problem for those who are choosing the virtual over the real is that sooner or later the real world will intrude. Will they be prepared? And to think that our parents feared the influence of the TV.

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