Matthew Lieberman, psychologist, is undertaking research in social neuroscience and discovering something quite fascinating. His research is opening up new insight into a better understanding of our need to communicate with other humans. In fact, our “need to communicate” with others is more important and basic than our need for food or our need for shelter.
This explains, to a significant degree, our escalating addiction to social media and technology. We have evolved into highly social beings who have the need to connect and be nurtured by others.
With this understanding, we can plan for inclusion of new social technologies tempered with the age old wisdom of Socrates, “Everything in moderation. Nothing in excess.”
Perhaps blending what is new with wisdom from the past will allow us to maximize our benefits and survive the radical process of such dynamic change.