Although we built a utopia, not everything has been utopic about virtual life. There is this disquieting sense of good people disappearing into this place and being gone, just gone, forever.
And you're like. But... How can you stop connecting to your Second Life? What dream did you find that was better because I've yet to see its equal, not in eighteen years of searching. Where did you go? Where did your artfulness, your compassion, your uniqueness go? What happened to our friendships? Weren't these suppose to be lifelong things that accumulate? Did you guys ascend and use me a step-ladder? Where did you go? Why did you pull up the ladder behind. You didn't seem any "more special" than me, but I'm still here, and you're gone. Does that mean I failed, or you failed? What are you doing now, or did you cease existing altogether the moment you stopped talking to me? Why'd you reject love and friendship and the building of larger units socially?
How can so many people, so many good people, just disappear from reality? Where are you now? How could you abandon me to be stuck in this most unmagical world with such unmagical people? But you abandoned me, so I know you're not magical, either. Are you dying in a bed of pandemic, wondering where it all went wrong? Are you living it up in a mountain compound in New Zealand? We could have done such amazing things. There aren't many people like me out there in this world, what did you discover that was better than the world we were building together, here? How could you all slip away without so much as word, abandoning dreams and magic for ?????.
I wonder if I will ever understand why things have been the way they've been. It makes no sense. It makes no sense why everyone stopped being wonderful and just disappeared.