E4F2: INTIMATE STRANGERS
Discuss whether the potential anonymity and lack of geographic relevance of cyberspace benefits or hinders interpersonal communication. As part of your conversation talk about how the pervasive display of largely unregulated sexual material has or could have an impact on interpersonal relationships in the physical world. For example is cybersex a form of cheating? Does the Internet encourage or make possible an increase in actual child abuse or pedophilia by making possible communication between predators and children? Has the explosion of amateur pornography like Chaturbate where couples have sex on web cam for an online audience in exchange for tokens and gifts on Amazon.com contributed to a destruction of intimacy? How does one know the truth about a potential partner or friend? Does intimacy even exist today?