Tuesday June 2, 2020

Screen test: the new virtual reality

In our desperation to connect with each other online during our enforced solitude, we run the risk of losing our senses in the process

5th April, 2020
Video technology is helping us to socialise in a time of isolation, but it is no substitute for real human contact

If you have been spending time on social media in the past few weeks, you are likely to have come across the enduring words of English poet John Donne. “No man is an island entire of itself,” wrote Donne in 1624, while recovering from a bout of serious illness. “Every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.”

In our pandemic-stricken times, Donne’s insight has taken on fresh...

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