A young man absorbed in virtual communication as the world happens around him. The virtual world of communication is a real world of a new kind. We've had books and telephones, creating worlds of virtual communication. They were revolutionary, they are still around, but they've been sucked into the much greater digital world. The printed book democratized knowledge. The telephone overcame physical distance. The new age does all that in a vastly broader way, and adds a range of new capabilities to our lives the consequences of which we are only starting to grasp.