I don't think that's what I was doing. I included myself in my comments when I said most of us have only ever seen things like wars through a screen.
Yeah I see this as a gaping demographic divide, psychologically, which may play out in the form of internet natives coming into political prominence, over the course of the coming decades.I saw something earlier about the big battle being between Real and Virtual rather than Left and Right.
Yeah, but whats less of a guarantee, I suppose, is that this generation actually enacts a sort of internet-native paradigm shift, in terms of how society is run. I.E. I don't know if they'll just abide by the same pattern of pre-internet policy and worldview.
It really is a trend of conscious experience being abstracted beyond physical constraints. It sounds super mystical but how else would one describe it?The missing physical component must play a part. The western mind's increasingly stimulated to a far greater degree than the body. Everything's coming in as abstracts and concepts. There's little tangible experience of something like a war, just the idea of it being beamed in from elsewhere.
There's clearly a marked difference between having your apartment block shelled and watching the shelling on your laptop though.I don't have an issue with IRL vs. online when it comes to events. you might not be affected in the exact same way when you're sitting alone behind a keyboard thousands of miles away, but you can certainly connect with the event on most levels.
The missing physical component must play a part. The western mind's increasingly stimulated to a far greater degree than the body. Everything's coming in as abstracts and concepts.