The Decline Of Human Contact

Day 234/365: What is going on in the world?

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I just read a story about some company building the very first humanless gas station in my city. The other day, one friend of mine told me about how he’d love to have a humanless cash register at the supermarket, just like in Britain. Even my mom said she’d love if she could pay her taxes all from the phone if it were possible.

We’re living in a world where, although we need more and more human connection, real, palpable connection, that is, we are going all the way through a humanless revolution. No more cashiers, no more advisors, no more people driving cars or trains or even planes.

There is less and less human contact in this world. There’s less and less people holding hands on the street because it’s almost socially unacceptable to do so these days. Soon enough you’ll enter the supermarket, take the stuff you need and then simply walk out of it because the system will know what you got and how much it has to charge you.

Instead of doing the right thing and encourage human contact and social situations more often, we are simply destroying them. For some people, interacting with the guy at the gas station and the supermarket is the only way they can get some human contact.

Now, all that is about to go away forever!

My logical question is, what the fuck is wrong with people?

Thank you for your time!

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