Rheingold goes into detail with this, " Pride in one's ability to master a medium is a positive thing. but if the sense of self becomes defined in terms of those things over which one can exert perfect control, the world of safe things becomes severely limited--because those things tend to be things, not people. Mastery can cease to be a growing force in individual development and take on another face. It becomes a way of masking fears about the self and the complexities of the world beyond. People can become trapped."
Is this a culture we want to exist since the culture is inherently isolating (physically)? Can a person ever get true satisfaction from a virtual world or does our participation (extensive) gurantee us a trip to a psychologist? \