have you ever pondered on just how isolated every facet of society is from one another, and our subsequent dependence on technology to stay connected and in cooperation with the rest of the world? with a population nearing 7 billion, no one really knows anyone. A very basic observation, i'm aware, but still interesting when you realize this isolation is how it's been since the "creation" (for lack of a better word) of life. it's kind of depressing, really. you can almost extrapolate it to show that in a few hundred years, no one will leave their house. you can sit on your computer and take your daily lessons, talk to peers on social networking sites, learn about relevant news online. it just keeps going. mainly, i just find the fact that the technology we use to bring us closer together is forcing us apart. discuss.