Digital technology tries to be more and more advanced to give the best experience in communication. From letters to email, from digital text messages to voice messages, from voice messages to video messages it had been advancing. These days tech companies are trying to increase the video and audio quality. For example, google is introducing noise cancellation for Google Meet so that a noise of a fan or noise of typing on keyboard would be canceled. And they have advanced the software(on mobile) to identify faces and give the light balance to show the faces, so that a bright window at the background would not darken the face. On another level Microsoft has identified another trend of virtual reality and made a 360 view wearable screen called Holo lese. There are also projects to make gloves to give a sense of touch in virtual reality technologies. Technology is trying to remove barriers for communication one by one. So this is the direction the tech world is going. The extreme ends had been already imagined by men and made fictions like Matrix and Ready Player One.
Arguable we can say that the center of our experience is the human brain. By some means if we can get to the brain we might be able to make links between people. For example a person would greet in lips and directly the sound waves can be heard by the other’s ears, or someone can make a call and through the speaker that person can do the same. When Stphen Harkins was unable to speak, he used digital means to do his speech. But still these means of communicating have limits to give the full experience as two people would meet and talk. So when talking about the digital church in contrast to a physical gathering of a church, is it about the difference that had been made by limitations of the technologies? Or asking the question another way, If the limitations of digital communication could be minimized, can the digital church replace the physical church?