“We are lonely but fearful of intimacy.
Digital connections may offer the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship. Our networked life allows us to hide from each other, even as we are tethered to each other. We’d rather text than talk.”

Sherry Turkle, sociologist

“It’s easier to desire and pursue the attention of
tens of millions of total strangers than it is to accept the love and loyalty of the people closest to us.”

William Gibson, author, in the novel ‘Idoru’