Sitting on the couch I turn to my lover and ask him about his day, he does not even acknowledge that I have spoken. I get to my feet and see that I am surrounded by people on the web based playground. The entire living room is filled with people and nobody can hear me. All ‘tap’ ‘tap’ tapping’ on their phones; their laptops; their computers and tablets. Disconnected, I leave, since nobody can hear me.
I walk the streets, alone, and not a soul is out and about without a screen attached to their face. I get home, walk through the door and there is wall to wall people all on their screens. I climb the stairs to my bedroom, curl up in my bed, finally alone; I turn on my laptop and my bedroom is now filled with all these people.
They can hear me now.