Is the computer the new TV? Who can sit in front of it? If it’s more than one person, do you talk about what’s on the screen? Can you drink beer in front of it? Who decides what websites to visit? Is having the mouse the equivalent of holding the remote control?
In human terms, the opposite of being connected is not being unconnected, it’s being lonely. This weekend I read Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection by John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick.