Unless homo sapiens mutate and our senses become muted, the face-to-face interaction will remain our favorite and most-needed way of building trust with one another. And trust, as we know, is the key ingredient of any long-lasting relationship.
I had an out of body experience last week. A few days before Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in the Jewish calendar and a spiritual day of remembrance, I found myself in front of ten Palestinian high-tech CEOs talking about entrepreneurship.
Forget about awkward visits to the doctor's office; cell phone app technology has opened the doors to having therapy sessions at the beach, park and mall. You can now literally carry your psychiatrist in your pocket.
There is an alternative way to keep the value of hypnosis without the guilt of feeling like a failure at relaxation. There is no need to schedule time off from work or school, much less take on the hassles of travel.
It's been a big couple of weeks for video and social networking. Last Wednesday, Facebook launched its Skype-powered video chat and the week before that, Google launched its Google+ social network featuring group video chats.