Those reactions are very similar to what people go through during solitary confinement – whether it's forced in prison, or voluntary. Even without other harsh treatment, solitary confinement alone is often considered inhuman treatment of prisoners.
We're not a solitary species; we evolved in tight-knit little troupes. In groups we still react differently than we do on our own, even changing our opinions and how we express ourselves.
That entire dynamic – one of the most basic that makes humans what they are as both groups and individuals – is changing.
Find someone under 25 that you trust, and show them your text list; odds are he or she will be shocked at how few people you talk to and how rarely, no matter how overtexed you think you are.
They "talk," in more than one medium at a time, constantly -- often when they look to you like they're goofing around or doing something else.
If you pay attention to the medium, rather than the results, you'll miss that, and lose some ground yourself in the process.
"Texting is contact, Facebook is identity," the report found. Miss that and you're William Shakespeare roaring at the abomination of acting on film when real entertainment is in unamplified theaters where men play women and only the rich get to sit down. That's no way to travel into the future.
Source: Columbia Pictures