The virtual and the physical aren’t some kind of opposing realities or competing realms that need in some way to be ‘balanced’. The difference between the physical and the virtual is illusory . But the virtual is the physical - the people online are real, the computers are real, the impact of your words is real, and it all happens in the physical world to people with physical bodies. (Stephen Downes)
“My parents don’t understand. They think that talking online must be impersonal. Or that it leaves some sort of void. Online is how I talk. I can communicate with so many more people and manage so many more relationships. She thinks I’m more isolated than her generation – I think it’s the opposite.”
Cuestionado por su perseverancia y si se trataba de una especie de adicción, el joven aseguró que no hay nada de eso. “No me siento adicto. Pero a veces, cuando no tengo nada que hacer, me entretengo ahí. Es ocio ”.