If you are a digital native, this task is simply impossible. This makes us present in vital and existential ways to what might be happening at great distance, but it also brings with it the possibility of a disconnect with what is happening around us, or near us, if they happen not to be online.
Technology is helping people to adopt the culture of different nations to show unity. This was the theme of the discussion panel organised by the Guardian in association with Adobe.
We are all accountable to, and for, the things we have written in emails or posted on online fora. The libraries and archives that we had only dreamt of were now literally at our fingertips. Business and technology go hand in hand, and so does the customer experience.
From a player perspective, imagine a quarterback that practices his passing in a virtual space that looks and feels like a holodeck version of Madden Football. Vince Vince has worked as a camp director for iD Tech. A fifth of staff at JustGiving are data strategists whose sole job is to identify patterns from the data the service gathers from millions of charity fundraisers.
Technology is looking to change that. Platforms and wearables like FieldWiz and PlayerTek help coaches and players capture data, analyze it and use it to improve performance.
Face to face communication is still important but we increasingly rely on wide circles of strangers to decide what to do and what to buy. It is also commonplace for employees to bring their mobile devices to work or to conduct work off of them from their home.