Susan Pinker: why face-to-face contact matters in our digital age

Last month the Church of England asserted that a big slice of British society feels “unwanted, unvalued and unnoticed”, a view confirmed by recent population surveys. A third of British citizens over 65 now say that they have no one to turn to, and a significant swath of those under 25 say they also feel disconnected from the people around them. Has loneliness become the new normal?

 

Curated from www.theguardian.com

The title says it all. If human interaction is as important to us as food and drink then why are we increasingly isolating ourselves? This is particularly important for distributed workforces and especially knowledge workers who will be working alone.

   

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