As we become increasingly dependent on technology and social media, is the human psyche starting to fundamentally change?

 

Connectivity advances safety and education, medical research and treatment. Social media enables 24-hour connectivity with friends, family and foes alike. Algorithmically tailored news feeds unite individuals and groups through common interests, humour and cultural phenomena.

 

Through carefully curated public portals into private lives, individuals willingly relinquish online privacy for social stardom, eliminating moments that fail to meet accepted social norms. Acute awareness of this digital documentation promotes subconscious self-validation dependent on the categoric ‘reactions’ of one’s peers. With self-fulfilment deriving from the number of ‘likes’ a projected image amasses, social conduct is increasingly entrenched with this online editorial.