Online lies can often be easy to detect, by searching for images and phone numbers and exploring social media profiles. Some people lie anyway – and countless others take the bait.
Detaching from the physical world may make for deeper bonds.
Some have said that technology could lead to 'a new ice age' of social isolation. Not so fast, says the author of a new book about shyness.
There is no doubt that virtual reality is the next big thing. But for families with young children, it may be wiser to wait a little before leaping headlong into this new reality.