In this episode, we discuss loneliness. Why do so many people feel less connected in the age of technology?
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“Nowadays, despite technology, we’re less and less connected to the people around us and we are no longer part of communities in the way we once were.”Sanderson Jones
Technology has transformed the way we communicate with each other but many people are still left feeling out of touch and lacking that sense of community. How can we change the way we interact to tackle the rise in loneliness? And how can we make sure technology is bringing people together instead of isolating people behind a screen?
Joining Nesta’s Nigel Campbell to discuss this are
- Sanderson Jones, Founder of The Sunday Assembly (New Radical 2014) and comedian
- Carrie Deacon, Head of Social Action Innovation at Nesta.
We also hear from Ivo Gormley from GoodGym an organisation that supports people to get fit while doing good in their local communities. They enable young people to make regular runs to an older person who may find it difficult to leave their home, building a one-to-one reciprocal relationship.
Future Curious is a Chalk & Blade production. Produced by Ruth Barnes, Laura Sheeter and Lily Ames. Original music by Ged Flood.