Thinking about the state of the eWorld...  

NeoDemiGod 61M
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6/11/2005 5:17 am

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Thinking about the state of the eWorld...


I've been having very thoughtful moments about how much the Internet is changing the definition of contact. I was lucky enough to be a participate in the MIT Media Center's early explorations of what CAN/Could be done (this was back in the "pre-.COM bubble rise" days) and one of the conclusions that was reached was that, 70% of people would/will just watch, and only about 30% will interact, and of the 30%, only about 20-30% of them will embrace the virtual world as a space in it's own right, and the 70-80% (of the interactive 30% ) will treat the medium as "just that same as the phone" (only less threatening) and will miss out on the "New World" part of the eWorld.

I'm seeing here on AdultFriendFinder, that this is still the case, though it's a bit harder to be just "lurking" (i.e. Just Looking) without people being aware that your there and looking, that hidden-ness of The Net has become less as systems have become more advanced so the 30% active may be higher here on AdultFriendFinder, but the 70-80% of the people that "talk to each other" out of the "Virtual Context" still seems to be a truth.

Am I not seeing things correctly? Or do you participate in the "Virtual" or "Just Talk"?
(And which do you prefer? Putting your mind in the context of the "Virtual Space" (i.e. In a Huge Cozy Bed, or in that Backseat, or underground in the Basement), or have do you miss out on this added value of these spaces, and "Just Talk"?

Please post your opinions (I would love to know what people think about this)

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