Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality

Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality

Elias Aboujaoude

"Instantly enticing and eminently available . . . . an enlightening and cautionary exploration of an more and more intrusive point of recent society." ―Booklist

whereas the web can increase wellbeing and fitness, Elias Aboujaoude has spent years treating sufferers whose lives were profoundly disturbed by way of it. a part of the chance lies in how the net permits us to behave with exaggerated self assurance, sexiness, and air of secrecy. Aboujaoude dubs this new self our “e-personality” and argues that its qualities are too powerful to be limited on-line. Offline, too, we’re changing into impatient, unfocused, and urge-driven. Virtually You attracts from Aboujaoude’s own event to spotlight this new phenomenon. the 1st scrutiny of the digital world’s transformative strength on our psychology, Virtually You demonstrates how actual lifestyles is being reconfigured within the snapshot of a talk room, and the way our identification more and more resembles that of our avatar.

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