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Shimi Cohen’s “The Innovation of Loneliness” Shows How Social Networks are Screwing With Human Evolution

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We live in an amazing era, at a time when we’ve never been more connected to one another as human beings. The internet has created a digital bridge between us all, making the world smaller and allowing us to stay in social contact in an unprecedented scale and frequency.

So why is it then, it seems the most common ailment of our modern times is lonlieness? Many of us have hundreds or even thousands of so called ‘friends’ just seconds away with the stroke of a keyboard and the click of a mouse.

Shimi Cohen attempts to explain this by illustrating how social media networks have affected the human condition, how it goes against the natural order, and how it may be rewiring our brains with negative consequences.

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