“Virtual.” This word has made its way into practically every conversation in recent months. Virtual meetings, virtual events, virtual classes, virtual schools, virtual conferences, etc.
When we use the word “virtual,” we likely mean online, something that is accessed through a computer or a device, an activity or event that does not take place in-person.
The opposite of the word virtual is “actual.” Another word for actual is “real.” Without meaning to, when we say something is virtual, are we actually saying it is not real?
No, nothing could be further from the truth. Today’s virtual environment is very real.
– Abbie S. Fink, HMA Public Relations