You don't get it. The point is that the entire world didn't come together
If that was here point, then it would be doubly stupid to call it anomalous in the sense of the human psyche, as the only reason was that there wasn't a technology available to do so.
People's "world" used to be their own town or city, and 'social spaces" used to be real spaces. And the history of people congregating in one place within those worlds is enormous. From the greek theatre, through the roman games, to carnivals and festivals throughout the world.
Other stupid things:
"boydâ(TM)s day job is at Microsoft Research, where she helps make sure Microsoft doesnâ(TM)t miss the beat on privacy and social media trends."
Then she's a complete failure.
Also, what's with the insistence of spelling her name in lower case, even to the extent of using lower case at the start of a sentence, but only those sentences starting with her name? It's pure affectation. And its not the interviewer, you'll find that it's everywhere, even her Wiki page. She's a pretentious idiot.