Very interesting article, Michael. But I wonder, will loneliness increase? Or will we become more aware of the need to engage and find ways to connect in the real world? For example, I started a smiles project which is born in the real world (people find hand written cards and then pass them along to other people) and grows through the digital so as to inspire others to be kind to one another.
I believe a lot of kindness and interconnected was still exists; the difference is perception because we are more aware of the people on their phones than the people striking up conversations