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commonman1 June 8th, 2018 2:36pm

Do you think 🤔 technology leads to less human interaction and that may be a factor to the increased number of suicides.

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Maira Smash patriarchy
06/14/18 4:47 pm

Seems possible to me. I know I myself have had bad moments when I've gone extended periods of time without meaningful interaction.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/08/18 9:15 am

Probably not. If anything, it would be the opposite, as technology clearly offers opportunities for far greater interaction between humans, whether or not they are taken advantage of by those humans.

Liberty 4,032,064
06/08/18 7:43 am

So there’s three real questions here:
Does (some?) technology lead to decreased human interaction? Yes.
Does a decrease in interaction with other people lead to or encourage suicide? Probably for some people.
Can the “extra” suicides in the states be separate from the “baseline” and attributed to decreased human interaction, and then those suicides be separated and attributed to decreased human interactions as a result of technology? Not really.

commonman1 Peace
06/08/18 8:08 am

Can people being on their cell phones all day long and not interacting with others on a personal level, you know like eye contact and body language lead to isolation. I mean that personal interaction that makes a connection between humans. If that is taken away could that lend to the difficulty that people who deal with depression have.

If we didn’t have cell phones would that lead to more human interaction and could that decrease chances of suicide.