When the online world opened up, people slowly trickled onto the internet. Risk averse at first, these early adopters of the internet started to realize the potential of connection through the world wide web. Suddenly, people were able to access data they never would have fathomed, keep in touch with people with only a few clicks, and see events happening around the world in real time.
Fast forward to 2016 and people are increasingly feeling burdened by the overload of stimulation from social networks, news outlets, and salesy emails. While more people are coming online than ever, many are realizing that digital “connection” leaves much to be desired compared to the real thing.