Whilst I commend the efforts of technology in combating loneliness I feel it is the change in our societies that have been a big cause and that need resolving. Going are the days of local shops and local community events that would bring a community together and provide the day to day interactions that foment relationships. We now live in a world where we don't need to leave our abodes to get what products we need. Our communities are larger and more transient. Homegenous non-discript retails units tending towards temporary jobs with high staff turnover are other places where we never get to know people. We are being taught to be more and more distrustful of others yet never get the real world opportunities to challenge these beliefs. Don't even get me started on airpods and the headdown staring at a screen we all do nowadays (myself included). We will change these things and technology will help via automation and enhanced connectivity, but only when we start to promote and interact with our localities and are given the free time and money to do this will we truly begin to tackle loneliness.