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This article was published on April 25, 2013


    Leonard Brody explains how the separation of the virtual and physical self is changing human behavior

    Leonard Brody explains how the separation of the virtual and physical self is changing human behavior
    Nick Summers
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    Nick Summers

    Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and video games in particular. You can reach him on Twitter, circle him on Google+ and connect with him on LinkedIn.

    Entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author Leonard Brody believes that the technological advances in the last 20 years have changed human behavior more than the rest of history combined.

    How so, given the rise of the printing press, the industrial revolution and a whole other developments in the last 1,000 years alone?

    The difference, Brody claims, is the separation of the virtual and physical self. The ability for someone to “diverge” as two human beings, each with a distinct persona and history, was once the realm of science fiction.

    Now, with the rise of the Internet and mobile devices, that paradigm change has become a reality.

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