I realised how much virtual communication has overcome distance and become a very positive part of our lives. People can meet without the time and cost of travel. Most of our daughter’s generation of parents have one parent working virtually so they can manage child care more easily; all around the world, many teams can meet despite being very far away from one another; people can join stimulating international communities in their areas of interest, all through virtual meetings.
Yes, it does remove the direct human contact we all crave, but with care, we can overcome much of this disadvantage. If you manage your virtual communication so that it pulls people together, you can make the most of the technology without losing the personal connect.