What will our social lives look like in the future?
6 February 2019| Last updated on 6 February 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.
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.
Pictured: Annabel Kantaria