I am old enough that when I went to school, our school supplies included purely analog tools: pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.
If I wanted to connect with friends, we did so by talking face to face, ran around at recess, and passed notes. We interacted directly with one another.
Seemingly overnight, but in truth slowly over the past couple decades, technology has become pervasive in our personal and professional lives.
Most everyone has a "smart" phone. Having home Internet access is an expected monthly utility cost. Businesses allow and encourage telecommuting rather than physically coming into the office. People now meet potential spouses via a computer before ever meeting in person.
It is becoming more difficult to find places where we cannot digitally communicate with others, than where we can.
Technology is great. I'm a technology geek. But it is a tool, like a hammer, that can be used to build or to hurt.