The Innovation of Loneliness

Invest 4.5 minutes of your day in watching this video – it says everything that should be said by those who “oppose” the inexorable growth of social media.
Here is the argument that you can refer to every time you want to say that social media is a modern curse.
No doubt a similar statement could have been made about the invention of language, the written word, the printing press, the telegraph, the telephone, the radio, the TV and the internet.
Evolution in science is inevitable and, thus, the way we communicate – it is what we do about it that matters.
Whilst I agree with the authors warning – where are you going with that?
The simple message for me is not “burn the witch” but “embrace progress, rejoice in the advances that we witness – but please make sure you nourish a life of intimacy”.

The Innovation of Loneliness from Shimi Cohen on Vimeo.


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.