Virtual Life and Your Opportunities At Present

We do not need quarantine to warn that smartmedium organizes a world of isolated capsules that exchange intense messages with other isolated capsules. In the pre-pandemic era, these virtual capsules broke their loneliness, escaped from sexcams and exchanged experiences in the physical world.The quarantine prevented this and highlighted the importance of that virtual link. He exposed it, but he didn’t invent it. It came from before. Without that training we would not have been able to tolerate this confinement.

Testing

It is impossible to know how we will physically interact again after the pandemic: it is as likely that everything will be different as that everything returns to its old atrophied normality (for this we would have to find the vaccine that immunizes us, a kind of TVV of our meat chassis that we should present to have sex with a stranger or almost stranger). Nor is it about dusting off the crystal ball and doing futurology. It is, yes, reviewing the different tests that we pass these days.

On the one hand, we tested our capacity for obedience and massive confinement in a way that was not imaginable even a day before decreeing the quarantine. We proved that the unstoppable engine of capitalism, the economy, on whose functioning our lives depended, could be stopped,although we have done it with the handbrake and no one is qualified to predict how we will be after so many spins. We also test the dependence we maintain with our virtual links and screens: in education, when consulting with the doctor or the bank, in the round of friends and family dinner, in distance sex, etc. We quickly organize a new daily life, a new form of work, a new form of education, a new affective bond.

A new form of education, a new affective bond

That we organized it quickly was because we were already trained in those experiences. Either way, it was and is resisted. It is resisted because effectively none of these “new” forms of connection is equal to the face-to-face forms of pre-pandemic reality. There is also a great media machinery that requires us to long for presence.

On the other hand, how many centuries have we been living in that physical space and how many virtual space?

We must know that when we reject these “new” forms of bonding, we are trying to cover the plastic of the screen with the mousse in hand: without virtual reality, mandatory confinement would be impossible. That in every situation that we can repeat that virtuality is not the same as presence, and that presence, embrace and kiss are wonderful (they are), does not mean that virtuality does not please us in other ways. Perhaps the famous denial mechanism is at work. Virtuality is not better than presence, it is not worse, it is different.

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