I have been thinking about this since I saw a tweet about a week ago. Someone had tweeted – what the latest movies say about who we have become. They suggested that we have become more “escapist” as people. As if movies like Avatar make us want to live different lives than we do. Second Life has been around for years now. It’s not like any of this is new. People have been writing stories about other worlds and realities for years – Lord of the Rings and Narnia come to mind.
The technology hasn’t created something new in us as people, it has just given it a channel and a voice. People haven’t changed, but the way your express your desires in these new digital channels have. What used to be private is no longer. Technology doesn’t change you; it gives you a new way to channel what is and was already there.