Technology allows us to talk to someone half way around the world.

Connected in a matter of seconds.

In online forums, and groups and communities.

To people we would never meet on the streets.

Or would travel days or months to discover face-to-face.

Technology connects us globally, and yet disconnects us directly.

As a family sits side by side staring at the TV, engrossed in the lives of imaginary characters.

And disinterested in the life of person next to them on the couch.

As a group of friends sit in a restaurant.

Instagramming to the world how much fun they’re having.

While completely disconnected from the one across the table.

Technology connects yes, but oh, so disconnects us too…


Liz Watt