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I was gonna argue that it just depended on what friends you made, but this:

"Two statistics from the General Social Survey in 1985 and 2004 are often invoked regarding the influence of new technology on close friendships and social isolation. The average number of confidants people said they had dropped from 2.94 to 2.08 over that time, and the number of those who had none at all went from one-tenth to nearly one-quarter."

Is sort of inarguable. I have definitely noticed that some of my friends engage more with their phones than with me when we hang out, and have been guilty of it myself to a certain extent.

I wonder if this type of loneliness has led to the influx of "depression meme" posts on Reddit/Facebook. It's always seemed to me to be a way to make the entire internet your confidant.

Yep. I'm currently going to school for Computer Science and during my orientation our dean derided Uber and Tesla for "reckless" implementation of self driving. Right now it's all a data game, and companies are way too willing to test out unfinished software in real life situations to try and get ahead.

I eat meat because it's so easy. If I'm going out to eat with others, what's fast and cheap and almost universally likeable? A hamburger. Sure I could get a salad somewhere, but I've found their quality can vary a lot more, because ingredients need to be kept fresh and don't get the benefit of being slathered in fatty goodness.

I don't eat seafood/fish for environmental reasons, but its really hard to give up all meat.

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