Connecting With Others Makes Us Human and Gives Us the Edge Against Robots

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Idea of the Day: “The number one certainty in this world is that the future is all about relationships,” argues futurist Daniel Burrus. And he says that ability to make genuine connections gives us an edge against the robots.

“All the technology in the world is secondary to interaction between people — constructive, trust-based interaction that comes from people actively working to improve their people skills, promote true collaboration and actively shape a positive future."

In an era dominated by Facebook and Twitter, we're becoming increasingly disconnected despite all the easy avenues to connect with each other. In short: nothing is better than sitting down and having a real conversation. Not over text, not over Facebook, and not in 140 characters or less. Stopping to connect with others is fundmental to what makes us human. Have you stopped lately?