Seven billion are effectively oblivious to one another. To wit, except to the extent that at any
particular moment, two or more of us may share space-time continuity
whenever we physically touch, see, hear, smell, taste or otherwise perceive another sensorily,
with few exceptions, we are oblivious to one another … totally.
A notable exception: when one senses the transmitted words of another … vicariously.
Drum beats, smoke signals and parcel post aside, words posted electronically,
are virtually (pun intended), (wo)mankind’s best and possibly, its last chance, to timely
meet … the challenge presented … by the paradigm … matrices.