Craig Mack: Is WiFi always the strongest connection
As technology integrates more and more into our lives it brings the world closer, increases our productivity, gives us more control, choice and freedom and provides endless lifestyle improvements. Technology also has the power to strengthen relationships – by making it easier to stay in touch, build community – locally, globally and by our interests, and enhance our sense of belonging (and has equal power to damage them).
Australians have an average of 6 social media accounts each, more people own a mobile phone than a toothbrush and the average person will spend over 100 days online this year – yet the most powerful connection we can have is being face to face with another person.
We’re the most connected we’ve ever been, and can have Face time with almost anyone, anywhere, anytime, so why do around half of Australian’s say they feel lonely? Is it time to put less scrolling and more “human” back into our connections?