The Next Big Advancement in Communication
Here is a piece that was completed early in April.

I was recently asked, what I thought the next big advancement in communication technology would be.

My response: Coffee Shops.

Ok- not really coffee shops, but rather the conversations that take place in and will increasingly take place in them.

People talking to people…in person. That is the next major break through in communication.

You  see, the internet has allowed the world to become more integrated, but  we as individuals in relation to our family, friends and communities  have become less connected.

With  the advent of the internet, our Western world has advanced the speed of  communication, the efficiency of business and in many ways made the  world smaller, all the while the individual’s relationship to those  closest to him/her and the individual’s ability to form and sustain  meaningful relationships has rapidly deteriorated.

Nothing  could be easier than to lock ourselves away from everyone and  everything. But in doing so, we lose our opportunity for growth.

We are beginning to see a shift in people getting back to the basics, people getting back to people.

Our  time spent with family, friends and acquaintances, the conversations,  the laughs and the ideas shared — nothing could be better for us - it’s a  must for our souls.