I am becoming increasingly interested in this subject. How can we be so connected and also so alone? The restaurant scene you describe is one I often see when I’m in the city… everyone sitting together but isolated in their internet bubble. I live in the country where families still talk with each other during meals, but how long will that last? How do we meet each other now when we aren’t all sitting out on our front porches in the evening, chatting with neighbors strolling by? Good post.