Habitats can change the way we think and behave. Most people are aware of this at a very large-scale level; e.g., people born into a religious family are more likely to be religious, people who live in an impoverished or violent neighborhood tend to be shaped by that experience, etc. But this also happens at a small-scale level. For example, it’s irrational to invite a dozen people to your living room for a two-hour session of sitting absolutely quietly, not conversing or using phones; but if the environment changes from a bare living room to a movie theater, it makes sense. It’s not only the
Insightful and important.
There is a lot to the things you are describing in this article. Tentacles of this "disembodied life" are running all through our culture. Too often I'm afraid running amok through our culture. Thanks for this.
I would love to read a deeper dive on the idea of how disembodiment online is influencing modern society's social structure. Have you written on that, or do you plan to? I saved the two articles you linked here already. :)