In the near future, through automation, you could easily leave your home and return that night having potentially only interacted in person with your coworkers. It’s not even that hard to do that today, but it’s going to get a lot easier when there are fewer people required to run stores, ferry people from place to place, or answer the phone for a company. It’s worth considering how much we really need technology to do for us, or what we can really do for ourselves. Chance encounters, thoughts entirely different from our own, spontaneity—they’ll all dwindle as we all become further entrenched in our rote, tech-facilitated life loops.

Hopefully the robot uprising won’t be too far behind.

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