You must read this book!
I'm almost finished "Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other" by Sherry Turkle. It's nice to know someone else is paying attention to the shift in our society. As a society we crave the connection to each other yet allow technology to act as a buffer as an excuse to deal with people when you want, on your terms. But it's making us less empathetic to each other. Watch the movie Wall-E and that's where we are headed.