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Is The Future Social? Find Out at Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

What will our social lives look like in the future?

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6 February 2019

Last updated on 6 February 2019
The future of social at Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2019

Do we live in an age of distraction or greater connectedness, and what will our social lives look like in the future?

There's no denying we live in an age where social media is dominating our lives. Nowadays though, it seems that there's more negative effects to using social platforms than positive.

With Netflix's show 'You' highlighting the dangers of sharing too much online, to Black Mirror's first episode of season three whereby we see Bryce Dallace Howard suitably 'Nosedive' - as indicated by the episode's title - into a social black hole for not conforming to the requirements needed in the social hierarchy... The negative effects of our social lives are being questioned.

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Even more recently we've seen the World Record Egg reach a record-breaking 52 million likes. In what at first seemed like just a hilarious effort to beat Kylie Jenner's record has been revealed as a clever way to shed light on the pressures of social media and its effects on mental health.

Thankfully, the future of social shall be questioned at this year's Emirates Airline Festival of Literature from March 1 to 9, 2019.

Weighing in on whether or not social media can be a force for good in mental health, personal safety and community are Annabel Kantaria, whose latest domestic thriller I Know You revolves around the dangers of social media.

Also attending will be Katherine Ormerod, the author of Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life; and author, psychologist and relationship expert Ty Tashiro, who is known for his expertise on the science of relationships and online dating.

Annabel Kantaria at Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

Pictured: Annabel Kantaria

Meet the authors

Join in the 'Is The Future Social?' session with Annabel Kantaria, Ty Tashiro and Katherine Ormerod on Thursday 7th March from 7.30pm until 8.30pm at the Al Ras 2, Intercontinental, DFC. Tickets are priced at AED 75.

Click here to book your tickets now.

What is the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature?

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is held in partnership with Emirates Airline and the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated authority for heritage, arts, and culture. It is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.

For tickets and the full list of authors, visit tickets.emirateslitfest.com and emirateslitfest.com/authors

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The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the Arab World’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word. The 2020 Festival will be held from February 4-9, 2020.

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