We are forced to cohabit with technology.That’s
Mukundarajan V N

I’d disagree — I think tools like Whatsapp have made it far easier for people to stay connected to friends and family in different countries, and are making it easier for people to be globally mobile and live/work abroad (I say this from personal experience —when I was living in a different country from my family and sometimes even feeling isolated from friends in same city, my emotional health and happiness improved once I got Whatsapp.)

As for political systemic change, the role that Twitter played in the Egyptian revolution is well-documented.

The point the author is making is that we need to be more conscious of our consumption — but it’s simplistic to blame the rise of technology for our isolation.