The problem with making a virtual world of oneself is akin to the problem with projecting ourselves onto a cyberworld: there’s no end of virtual spaces in which to seek stimulation, but their very endlessness, the perpetual stimulation without satisfaction, becomes imprisoning.

Abaratians are very much about living in the moment; living life because that’s what we’ve got, we’ve got today, we’ve got now, we’ve got being alive now and we have to be awake and alive in the moment and not asleep in our lives. And they would find the idea of sleeping through your life, of being bored – they would think that was very stupid – why would you be bored when there’s so much to do and so much to see and so much to be?

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