Respond to the following questions in two short essays of 2-3 paragraphs each:
From “Eden by Wire”:
1) According to Campanella, what does “abnegating distance” mean and how is it related to the story of technology?
2) Campanella describes the “Coffee Cam” as a lightheared application of telepresence to help workers find coffee. In today’s world, a significant portion of the working population has experienced telepresence to a degree unfathomable at the time of this essay’s publication, largely thanks to Covid-19. Are you concerned about the extent to which telepresence has become an everyday staple? How does living an increasingly digital life change the way we think about privacy? About human connection?