Once, the internet was a parallel universe, quite separate to our own. Those who wished to cross the dimensional gap needed a wormhole. We called that wormhole a PC. The (double) click of a button sent you into the virtual world, and when you were done you returned, stood up, and carried on with your day. As with most sci-fi, this precious technology was first the plaything of the rich: techies, scientists, white collar Westerners.