Have you ever walked into a restaurant and seen a family dinner devoid of any social interaction because they’re all glued to their smartphones or tablets?
Technology’s influence has seeped into every aspect of our life. It’s changed the way we do business, get information, and increasingly, how we interact with others.
Technology can foster new connections and strengthen old relationships, but it can also lead to an increasingly isolated life.
With new and exciting developments in virtual reality, such as Oculus Rift and HTC’s Vive, we must seriously consider the potential social ramifications these devices will foster. Though these products offer us valuable information and entertainment, are they worth the social cost we may have to pay? Is this technology making us antisocial?
Watch zSpace’s CTO, Dave Chavez, talk about the different social phenomenons that have stemmed from technology and discuss what we might have to give up for our favorite devices.