In the short time since this thread was made i have seen dramatic increases in the human race being coldly virtualised mainly due to the take over of the Iphone and all its portable applications and features. Thats the key, its portable, rather than a PC. It gives you a more permanant closer tie in to the virtual matrix.
People are addicted to being connected to the virtual matrix, rather than real life. They are experiancing real life thru the virtual world. Therefore they are actually living a virtual world.