O mundo virtual versus real
We are demystifying the world via technology – GPS, Google Earth, etc. – digesting it through images and assumptions of access. Less and less do we labor in ways that bind us to our environment.
We have outsourced the physical world, made it a kind of recreation area (I’m alking about the privileged West here).
A whole generation of kids spends more time playing games in virtual environments than on terra firma.
How can our post-postmodern ways of living not modify our assumptions about nature as the basis of all things, the “mother”?
Sven Birkerts, author of The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age