How An Apple Gadget Could Actually Make Us Less Lonely

September 9, 2014 8:28 PM

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Technology is often painted as an isolating inhibitor to real human connection. But one of the most notable features of the Apple Watch, released with fanfare on Tuesday, may have the opposite effect.

The watch's "virtual touch" program allows users to feel one another's heartbeats remotely and in real time, which may be the first step toward using technology to address the disconnect it causes in our everyday lives. While research indeed suggests that our lack of face time (rather than FaceTime)...

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