We are more involved in virtual world to keep in touch like cell phone, email, internet, viber, whatsapp, video telecon etc. Is the virtual world as effective as the real world talking to people? Is the human interaction replaceable? Are we dependent on machines and tools mentioned above that we stop thinking and exercise our discretion? Has the world been small because of these technological advancements?
Everything that explains the world has in fact explained a world that does not exist, a world in which men are at the center of the human enterprise and women are at the margin "helping" them. Such a world does not existnever has.
(Gerda Lerner (b. 1920), U.S. educator, author. Quoted in Ms. (New York, Sept. 1981).)
What has history to do with me? Mine is the first and only world! I want to report how I find the world. What others have told me about the world is a very small and incidental part of my experience. I have to judge the world, to measure things.
(Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian philosopher. Notebooks 1914-1916, entry for September 2, 1915, ed. Anscombe (1961).
In Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, sect. 5:63 (1921, trans. 1922), Wittgenstein paraphrased: "I am my world. (The microcosm).")