“I’m a child of the Internet”

“People are like, ‘oh, he lives in Russia.’ But that’s only partially true — the reality is that I live on the Internet. Where I always have. I’m a child of the Internet. It helped shape me, it helped to give me my values. It’s simply a way of bridging geography, it’s a way of crossing space and ending the tyranny of distance. We’re creating bonds of fraternity, new communities, we’re crossing the span that divides human hearts. In new ways — but they are real. And no less real than you and I sitting across the table right now.”