Are our jobs still real if we work from home, never physically going to the office? Like the proverbial tree that falls in a forest when nobody is around, does the restaurant you used to eat in still exist if nobody can go there? And what happens to your friendships when you can’t actually see your friends?
Our ability to pick up the tiny nuances of body language, facial expression and tone of voice remain paramount to our sense of safety. We do all this naturally without even being aware of it. When replying to digital communication we lose access to most if not all of these cues.