Personal Touch

While I was finishing this book, I had a very sad event happen in my life: I lost my dear mother. She was a wonderful person and taught me and my brother and sister so many lessons while she was with us. Even on her deathbed she helped me with yet another lesson. This one was on point to helping me with my constant pursuit of the virtual world and the use of technology. She would often tell me the stories that she would come across that discussed how technology and the virtual world created challenges with social connection, trust, isolation, and presence. Truth be told, she often found ways to tie my field of study to these reports.

I have often been challenged with the use of technology as a way to replace the richness ...

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