Life online, or life on the line?

According to this BBC report, a South Korean couple raised their online baby at the literal expense of their own baby’s life. This is might be an extreme isolated case but it does highlight to us the limited human psyche is perhaps less prepared than we think to face the unlimited multimedia experiences of modern society.

To what extent are virtual programs responsible for the declining concern for real human life?
Is it possible to fully locate one’s true self in virtual reality? (and do consider how some people see their real lives as a virtual reality instead)

Search tip: Online news sites like BBC often link similar articles together. For example, the BBC link above contains a ‘SEE ALSO’ section that contains articles on similar cases regarding internet addiction etc. This is a useful tool for you when searching for related examples to support your argument.


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