When was the last time you used a phone book? How do you find where some place is in a new city? How do you check a fact quickly? Where is your dictionary? I spend a lot of time online doing things. I have for years. That’s so 1990s.
This week I talked to a man in Nairobi. He’s working to save the last 700 mountain gorillas. I spoke to a young man in New Jersey who made his first business cards about his is first ebook cover. I helped a woman in Singapore who’s becoming a healthcare professional.
I’ve realized something.
We starting to live online. We don’t just leave comments. We don’t just pass disjointed sentences in chat rooms. We talk about dreams for the future. We talk about how to make the world better. We tell stories. We commiserate over our faults and share our glories. We give support in emergencies. Sometimes we even tell our deepest feelings.
We feel fine.
Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar saw it long before I did.
They captured real people talking, thinking, sharing feelings in real time on the Internet. How much closer to reality can you get than that?
Real people answering back.
Every day I see my friends. We talk. We think. We share our feelings.
I say I live inside their computers.
We are in virtual reality.
Liz Strauss, writes her thoughts and dreams, and tells stories on Successful-Blog.