Sitting around the family hearth data hub

The report concluded that the infiltration of technology into the home has families everywhere changing how they function with each other and the world.
The large majority of respondents said that technology helped them communicate with family members, including relatives across the globe and children on the other side of town. Instant messaging has even improved the relationship between parents and children in a quarter of households, and 34 percent of respondents between 18 and 34 said that their social lives would “suffer without technology.” While admirable at first, these statistics indicate that perhaps technology is not only “helping” us stay in touch with others, but also encouraging us to communicate via less personal means out of convenience.

Read the commentary at Ars Technica

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