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Love in the Cloud: Online-Only Marriage

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March 16, 2009 7:30 AM

500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

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Love In the Cloud: Online-Only Marriages

Could two people really share a life without ever meeting in meatspace? We discuss how online-only marriages could work. What current assumptions and apprehensions will seem quaint tomorrow? What are the barriers, and what answers will technology provide? In a world that’s redefining marriage, is this the next logical step?.


  1. What variables must be in place to have an online only marriage?

  2. What new technologies might make this possible?

  3. Is anyone doing anything similar to this?

  4. What variables constitute a romantic relationship?

  5. Is presence or physical interaction a requirement for a fulfilling relationship?

  6. Assuming we make a prediction for this, when do we see it happening in the future?

  7. Who could benefit from this ability to have this type of relationship?

  8. What are the implications of this for society?

  9. What would your mother say?

  10. What are the detractions for this?

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