The insatiable desire for one’s own space, which ensures human freedom, is a universal phenomenon.
Anthropologist John.S Allen said that we humans are a species of “homebodies.” The disposition of a human to possess space might be an intense instinct naturally inherent in us, along with the shapes of the “house” that mankind has embodied over the past two million years. And neuroscientist Michael Graziano said, “The brain computes a buffer zone around the body.” Our brains have evolved into self-protection mechanisms that protect our bodies and personal spaces by establishing a safe distance from others or by building physical boundaries around us.

In this paper, I explain the human instinct to own space from various perspectives, additionally, it deals with the theories of how the desire for space manifests when it exists in various forms; physical space, mental space, and virtual spaces throughout the entire chapter.

  • Introduction
    Protecting my fortress made of blankets
  • Chapter 1
    Rice versus Wheat
  • 1-1
    Why does Korea like to use the word “we” more than “I”?
  • 1-2
    Renting a personal space for an hour
  • 1-3
    Bubble in a bubble
  • Chapter 2
    lilliputian drifting in a Gulliver’s world
  • 2-1
    From the uterus to the blanket fort
  • Chapter 3
    A universe in a room
  • 3-1
    A spectacular Metaverse revival
  • 3-2
    Do you still have reservations about the virtual world?
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography