Under glass they can have it all

I have been deeply troubled more recently by having been given a name to what I/we see happening. Our world's experiences are rapidly being shared "under glass" [1]. Be it phones, tablets, desktops, etc. We photograph our children and show the image under glass and not on paper. We hear a poet not in person but from under glass. The Call of Duty gets adrenaline rushing with only the risk of spilling your soda. Ever more of our worlds experiences are under glass. For kids under glass has become their first experience. For some it will be there only experience. You can look and listen but you can not touch. Experience as diorama. The outside framed. Technology advances and so we might just be at a low point in the development of experience+technology. I don't think this is the case. The soma of instant gratification to even the artificial is too strong a force. Umberto Eco talked about American's allure of hyper-reality. Under glass they can have it all.

[1] A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design