Digital Third Spaces

When I’m old, retired, and telling my grandkids what it was like to live in the early part of the 21st century, I’m going to describe it as this: “We all willingly deprived ourselves of healthy social interaction when we agreed to be digital citizens.”

Now, I hope that by the time I get to say that it actually has some Wow! factor to it, in the same way that kids might now be shocked we used to be able to smoke on airplanes. In other words, I hope that we will have figured out how to create healthy digital communities at scale by the time I’m old and decrepit. Because we can’t continue to live like this.