I’m sure you may have heard of this story from South Korea – a couple has been sentenced to prison after their 3 month old baby starved to death – Because they were spending 12 hours a day at an internet cafe, raising a VIRTUAL BABY WITH MAGICAL POWERS. The court didn’t quite know what to do with the couple in terms of sentencing, as this is the first case they’ve ever had that involved internet addiction. It makes me think of the future, and how it is Now, and how progress brings with it new problems. Also: it makes me think of, and lament, how I may have gotten MORE awkward and LESS patient with real-life interactions with people –  and this, honestly, is frightening.

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