By Brett Voss
In the year 1984, Americans lived a relative utopian existence, citizens in a "prouder, stronger and better" country as Ronald Reagan began his second term as president of the United States of America. We lived in a world where individual freedom and privacy remained respected and cherished, in a world free from self-absorbing instruments like cell phones and the internet.
Ironically, the very tools we once thought drew the entire world closer together may end up being the very things to plunge us into total isolation. But first, the personal devices we create our own little worlds in will be used to take our individual privacy away as we collectively become wards of the state.
Now, fast forward to the present.