This is something I’ve thought about and mentioned a few times – which is a complicated idea to get one’s head around in the digital world, but it’s about the space where we interact.
For example, I am now writing in my space. It’s hosted on WordPress’ space, but it’s my space there.
If I write a comment on your site, we are in your space. If we interact on Facebook, we are in Facebook’s space, etc.
I like to think that by 2035 we will be able to communicate and be in our spaces and yet meet in something that is not anybody else’s space.
I know that sounds impossible – the space has to belong to ‘somebody’ – but I think it will happen.
There will be a space we meet where you are in your space and I am in my space and yet simultaneously we will be in a communal space that is no one else’s space, not under someone else’s control.
Maybe quantum mechanics will make it possible.