If we believe our masters at the Googleplex, collaboration is about seeing each other's keypresses.
(I'm only choosing this example because it's the most extreme, and thus most clearly shows the trivialization of collaboration.)
I don't know what collaboration is really about, but I know that it's not about seeing each other's keypresses.
Take scientific collaboration. Some good scientists (like Gödel) work decades and only publish a handful of papers. These papers are their inputs to collaboration. Seeing Gödel's keypresses during all these years would be kinda boring, and probably not really helpful.
Collaboration can only work if people do a lot of great work offline. There, I said it! Collaboration is actually hard. It requires thinking, formulation, etc.
So don't trivialize it. Please.