There was a recent tongue-in-cheek article in the New York Times about the annoying habit many people have of texting when you talk to them. We're all familiar with the scene of family members or friends sitting next to each other at a table or sofa - each one interacting intensively on their own device while seemingly impervious to the fact that they are sitting right next to another person.
It has been shown that the development of social and interpersonal skills is one of the important factors in a child's success in later life. Being able to interpret body language, read and react to facial expressions, focusing on a conversation without being distracted - the simple act of looking someone in the eyes when you talk to them - they all create very powerful personal connections. Mobile technologies have definitely made it far easier for us to "connect" ... but has it come at the expense of our abilities to relate to each other on a personal level?
It may be a provocative question but is the continual interaction with mobile technologies causing us to lose a little piece of our humanity? What's your opinion?