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other then this being the general concensus within development theory particularly that relavant to modernity and post industrialism it is as you pointed out grounded in empirical reality, mine and i'm sure others. i'e the research is done take alook at it. however one is free to argue from a different perspective...
This is what I am looking for, this research of which you speak. So far I have seen nothing but your opinion that humans have become disconnected with each other, because of modern media.
My opinion, and it is only my opinion, is not the same as yours (quite obviously) people have not changed that much through history, some people have been assholes, they have had friends, they have been loners, they have been sluts, they have all been individuals.
Perhaps I have been sullied, I have been sullied by having a fantastic relationship, I have been sullied by having great friend, I have been sullied by having intelligent children who have no interest in the "pop culture". But I don't see this disconnections.
There I say "pop culture" there was "pop culture" and the strive to have those things fresh and new throughout the centuries, what makes this one different? In my opinion, what makes this one different is that we are living in this one now and view it in the moment and not reflectively.