The internet has also given us the ability to cloak our identity. We can be racist, of the opposite sex, younger, practically anything imaginable. This shield of anonymity has increased the incidence of bullying, pedophilia, and racial expression.
The popularity of being someone else has been the factor behind the high sales of the Sims first released ten years ago. Cause everyone wants to be someone else and in control.
Makes me wonder do we despise real life interactions? Would you give it all up for a virtual reality? Or have we found the perfect balance?