Question: The Internet is an inexhaustible source of communication today. More and more often, virtual communities characterized by the absence of restrictions on languages, anonymity, voluntariness, and common goals and interests are being formed.
What do you think is the trend of these changes? What is nature pushing us to?
Answer: Nature pushes us toward correct communication with each other. We do not yet know what correct communication is, but we will gradually find out. It will take several more years and we will understand what nature requires of us.
In the end, it will all come down to changing communication between people. We see that over the course of many millennia of our development, people have tried to come to some new state of communication. They were chasing the discovery of land, power, and wealth, but in the end, they figured out which images, methods, and forms of communication were the most optimal for them. They did not understand what they were doing, but in general, they were moving toward this.
And in our time, these clarifications are elevated to a new level. It turns out that the very technology of changing distances, which are reduced due to transportation techniques, virtual communication between us, etc., leads us to the fact that we can very quickly and efficiently establish ultimate communication with each other.
At the same time, we reveal that our connection is purely mechanical, technical, and not the one that nature requires from us.
Question: Do you think that the appearance of such virtual communities in which everyone can communicate with millions of people is a positive phenomenon?
Answer: Of course.
Question: For hundreds of years, books were the main source of information, but today they simply disappear, and all communication has changed. Is it development or degradation? If in the past a person could read several books a week, today people read much less.
Answer: In any case, the form of recording in writing will not disappear, and we will continue to use it. After all, this is not communication in the form of writing, but memory.
From KabTV’s “Communication Skills” 10/7/20