My boss was cleaning out her basement, and brought in some old science fiction books for any of us who were interested. I picked up one of Isaac Asimov’s “robot” stories from the early 1960’s. It was basically a sci-fi police procedural, but the most interesting part was where he described a colony of humans who had gone to another planet and decided to concentrate their energies on improving their technologies. They eventually reached the point where they couldn’t stand to talk to each other face to face and always communicated via computer.
How did he know?