Isolation has always been present in our society. Humans need other humans, relationships are important and its what helps us to thrive as individuals. The growing presence of social media makes being isolated harder to notice. Having a relationship with your screen is not the same as having a relationship with a person.
Im sure many of us have encountered social gatherings where the majority of people are on their phone because relating to the screen on your phone has become more familiar than relating to another person.
In our phone our lives can be perceived to rich and full but in reality there is an emptiness that is born out of a lack of meaningful relationships.