Must humans evolve to outshine the next great viral video?
Present company excepted, of course, but most humans—even our friends and family—are less interesting than the games, media and content available on our smartphones. And so we increasingly live in a world where the loneliest place on Earth is a crowd. Everybody is jacked into connections that are remote in location and often also in time. Do we all need to learn to be even more bizarre and entertaining in person than the latest viral video, or do we just resign ourselves to today’s world consisting of humans connected to a virtual people in a virtual world but all-to-often oblivious to those real people standing right beside them in the real world?