After reading the first couple of chapters I feel like the im a robot programmed to use cyberspace as a way of living. I really don’t know what I would be doing if I didn’t have computer assess all the time. I have class online I work online I communicate with friends and family online. Its amazing to see how much cyberspace has taking over the world and did it without anyone really giving it any thought. Its a little weird to think of internet as a virtual world but in some since it is true.
Chapter 1 talks about the way the world has involved through emails. Lets face it pretty soon we wont even use emails because we have live feed and facetime. I’m sure that facetime will be enhanced soon to make it easier to use. The book akes you think about what life would be like without text messages and things of that nature. Imagine your friends and family not texting you before they come see you or you not being able to text someone and see if they are at a meeting place where we are suppose to meet.
The book also talks about the language barrier how will a person in cyberspace communicate effectively because its hard to read emotion in a cyberspace world but now there are icons and ways to read emotion when communicating with a person. There are also ways to see the emotion of a person. Its crazy to say but its true if there is ever a time to fear a collapse of the world these are the days to fear it because the world relies so much on cyberspace that we don’t really remember how we function without it. The story about David Alsberg I think hit this story right on the nose. Lets be real everybody lives a double life in some way most people spend more time with a computer than with people, think about it you work 8 hours a day and you sleep 8 hours a day that’s 16 hours out of 24 then add the time that you spend on your smartphone and labtop when you come home for work its amazing when you think about it.