*jaws drops to desk*
That is such an interesting essay Toni, so much to think about.
I think you're right about video blogging but I think many (the majority?) would choose to use animated characters to represent them. Something like a sophisticated animated avatar. There is no way on God's earth I would willingly transmit video footage from casa de daisy. Just the *thought* of it has me all a-quiver!
(cracking up) -- Yeah, I thought that same thing as soon as I posed this -- no way would I be in front of a camera or have footage here. But I would enjoy having footage of lots of other things that were part of the blog -- like a Raku demonstration or some family event or some vacation spot. But in a way that was more blog-like (small bits and pieces). Of course, we could start a business where we did film that people could buy to pretend they are something they aren't -- just think of the money making possibilities!
Incredibly interesting discussion and yes you are right we are a global community with the conundrum of also living in isolation.
It takes a conscious effort to make connection. You speak of the disenfranchised having a voice "mothers',those having bombs dropped on them etc.. Indeed an interesting new paradigm. The next step is to reconcile whether or not whether we are listening and acting on what is being said
Do we really wish to make true connection through this medium??? It would appeaar so given the discussion going on . My site is worth a look see.
I have a current and growwing audience