They want us to “buy into a vision where we spend more time sitting at home with virtual reality headsets on instead of going out into the physical world.”
A key element of the journey toward the modern Leviathan has been increasing alienation from nature and the land; less and less identification with a particular (and very real) place-on-earth.
We’ve arrived at hypermodernity, where life is supposed to be oriented toward globalization, cyberspace, the metaverse, and the technosphere. I think we’re witnessing the peak of this unhealthy, asocial, and anti-ecological phenomenon of going in the entirely wrong direction. The greening has begun.
(though . . . just begun)