We are an overly plugged in society. Our technology is becoming an extension of ourselves and with this technology we create virtual “selves” where no human interaction is required. We can either choose to be a version of ourselves or choose to be another person entirely. This technological simulacra leaves us in a world where the line between virtual and reality is difficult to find. We can be “friends” online and can share in one another’s lives through the click of a button. We are connected to everyone and at the same time, no one. We simulate human interaction while being completely alone. In contrast to my youth, I wonder what it would be like to grow up in this virtual world? Will children look back on their technology filled childhood in fondness the same way we reminisce about ours? Will memories of neighborhood playmates and imaginary friends be replaced with virtual ones?
Utah in Holga