With tunnel vision, their eyes are transfixed by the glow emanating from their mobile devices like moths to a rechargeable flame. Hunched, myopic misers, scrolling and dragging their digits across their screens, they form a force field between themselves and their physical surroundings. Avoiding social engagement with others, walled off from all in close proximity, the insulated nuclei delve deeper into self.
Focusing intently on this small object in their hands, they burrow into the endless possibilities offered to them. Exploring a place within that contains more writings than the legendary lost library of Alexandria, entertainments more abundant than the theater at Epidaurus, they access people from Milan to Shangri-la. Within this space, a person can see and interact with things that were never before imagined. Through the accumulation of their posts, texts, likes, dislikes, friends, followers and contacts, they create a portrait of themselves.
The infantry exploring the digital realm obtains their new identity through this electronic exchange of information. The private area they create for their physical selves is made public in the interspaces they seek refuge in. Grouped together through the law of similarity, the separate people form into a whole other entity--the grand unification of existence in the cellular universe.