We began as disparate tribes, scattered across a giant and unfathomable earth, unaware each other even existed. We settled and built communities. We explored, and merged civilisations. As the population grew, we invented new ways to communicate with each other — always quicker and from greater distances than before – the pinnacle of which is in your pocket or your hand right now.
Along the way, solitude was part of the average human experience. Today, it has been all but eradicated from our lives. It's not just deeply unfashionable, but entirely antithetical to the technological and social changes thrust upon us by the digital age. As social media and tech companies wrestle for our attention, they all fundamentally promise the same thing: wherever we are, whatever we're doing, we never have to be on our own again.