A World Without Touch

The fear that advances in technology and comfort bring isolation and complacency is never far away. 

Those Who Go, by Umberto Boccioni, 1912.
'Those Who Go', by Umberto Boccioni, 1912 © Bridgeman Images.

Imagine, if you can, a world where humans live in isolation. People rarely leave their homes, connecting with each other only at a distance. Technology mediates every aspect of life: communication takes place via screens and everything, from food and medicine to information, literature and entertainment, is delivered at the touch of a button. The world outside has started to feel unsafe.

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