Relationship between physical and virtual

In a sense, to be human is to live a virtual life. We are, after all, creatures of language, which means that we think of everything symbolically.

Say the word “elephant”, and people picture an elephant in their heads. As far as we know, we are the only species with this particular superpower.

Now, during this time of pandemic, when things are moving from the physical to the virtual, it may seem as though our world is changing radically.

But maybe this is just one step — albeit a very sad one — in the relentless march of our species to become ever more virtual. I guess we’ll just need to see.

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