With continuing economic development and technological advancement, questions arise as to whether these phenomena are unreservedly good. This project attempts to view one particular side effect of the advent of technology -- its effect on interpersonal relations -- in an effort to assess some of the social implications of these phenomena. According to economist Thomas Nechyba, the increase in wealth and quality of life in the United States has contributed to the isolation of individuals. Whereas individuals and families formerly had to rely upon social networks to insure against adverse economic conditions, in present times these networks are no longer as necesssary. Now, with the introduction of a new information and communication age, methods of social interactions will continue to evolve. This project examines the use of technology in the workplace, for recreational purposes, and in love/relationship scenarios. In each of these cases, interpersonal interaction seems to have begun to degenerate because of the nature of online communication.