It’s crazy to think that a parallel universe exists alongside our own, and people can jump in and out of it at will. It allows us to live double lives and be in infinite places at once. It provides jobs and augments people’s interactions with friends and family. Although it can provide entertainment, money and popularity to some, this universe has a dark secret; it does not really exist, except in people’s gadgets and minds. Despite this, it has a remarkable ability to pull people away from reality, enticing them to spend more and more of their lives inside its virtual space. So strong is its draw that people even use it to deliberately waste their own time, to waste their lives.
We call it the Internet.