Products can be pals when you're lonely, but it may cost you, study finds
According to a new study, it appears humanlike products do keep people from seeking out normal human interaction, which is typically how people try to recover from loneliness. However, there are limits to this phenomenon, and the long-term consequences are unclear, the researchers said. Ref. Source 5w.
I can see this. As a person is lonely they will usually find a way to have things in their lives that other people could not or have a hard time understanding. It can be interesting of some of the querks a lonely person can develop and expand upon over time.
Social isolation, loneliness could be greater threat to public health than obesity. Loneliness and social isolation may represent a greater public health hazard than obesity, and their impact has been growing and will continue to grow, according to research. Source 8b.
Well, here is another reason to say thanks to the internet I think. I believe this is due t the internet and out phones as we lose the ability to connect with our fellow human beings because our faces are buried in our screens. Of course, I type this with my face buried in my screen! rolleyes.