Isolation is a leading symptom of depression. Our world is full of systems to keep us focused on different tasks and different times; we are becoming virtually isolated and hence more depressed.
This multi-system isolation is leading to a new form of loneliness and emerging forms of anxiety and extreme group think in our cultural narrative.
User interface and experience should enable people to feel fully unburdened from a fear of suffering.
From wearables, to on demand services, everything is designed to promote distraction from pain.
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