Man is a social creature. Over the course of many millennia, we developed language to exchange knowledge and ideas, to understand each other, to share our feelings and desires, to gain new perspectives, to attempt to express the perhaps inexplicable depths of our unique human condition, and ultimately to advance our collective consciousness. The issue about technology and society outlined in this article concerns this core tenet of human existence: socialization and conversation with your fellow man. In the modern world, the town square, the local pub, the French café, the American tavern, and the Viennese coffee house all served…

Will Hay Jr.

Atlanta

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