Do we interact and engage with our phones more than we do with our fellow humans? Interesting question, and this is where eye gazing comes in to remind us of the connection and interactions we make though our eyes. These are important questions as we spend our lives connected through work and play in an online world and in particular social media platforms. As the real world becomes entwined with virtual reality and robots, what will our lives look like in the future and how will humans connect? If technology increases in healthcare, what will the nurse-patient relationship look like?
Keywords: Trust, connection, healing, bonding, sacred, relaxing, spiritual.
Where Has Human Connection Gone?
Eye Gazing With Strangers
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Nursing Education Network. (2018). Meet The Avatars: Virtual Reality and Virtual Humans.
SBS. (2018). Look Me In The Eye.