Introduction

Most people are awaiting Virtual Reality; I'm awaiting virtuous reality.

—Eli Khamarov, “Lives of the Cognoscenti”1

This is a book about virtuous meetings. Not about virtual meetings or technology. In the chapters that follow, we won't be talking about replacing face time with being plugged in, or about replacing human interaction with technological connectivity. We won't be advocating for substituting the conversations that people have with each other for any version of linking up, logging on, or dialing in. Virtuous meetings are about using technology to enable the conversation in the room. They're about understanding how technology can actually bring our ideas to life in the minds of those we want to reach and those we thought ...

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