This problem has been worring me for a long time.
We are receiving more and more gadgets which must make our lives more interesting, more exciting. And at the same time a lot of people feel more solitary, more lonely.
I’ve written about it in my Russian article “Loneliness in the Net” ( “Одиночество в сети”). Here is the Link:
If I have in the future the English translation of the article, I’ll inform you.