As we look at the world today it seems that we are more connected than ever, yet somehow we are also more disconnected from each other.
There are new studies every year about the effects that are caused by living in the digital age.
Canadian researchers found that the digital age has created a state where human attention span has decreased by 30% in just 15 years from 12 Sec in 2000 to 8 Sec in 2015.
A 2017 Harvard Business Review report showed that the use of social media may detract from face-to-face relationships and erode self-esteem through unfavorable social comparison.
Social media has created an “Empathy Gap” effect where young people are unable to develop social skills of empathy due to their need for constant entertainment. Furthermore, new research is pointing to the correlation between social media use and mental health issues spanning anxiety and depression.
It might seem surreal, but nowadays people can be alone together.