Barry Chudakov

May 14, 2019

14 min read

Where We Live Now: How Constant Connectivity Moved Us Out of Place and Into Time

“In the theory of relativity there is no unique absolute time, but instead each individual has his own personal measure of time that depends on where he is and how he is moving.” — Stephen Hawking, The Illustrated Brief History of Time

Chen Rong-yu, a 23-year-old computer gamer, had paid for 23 hours of web access to play League of Legends at an Internet cafe in New Taipei City, Taiwan Island. At…