Concerns about how technology affects how we treat one another is on the increase.

They are not the paranoia of ‘boomers’ or ‘conspiracy theorists’ but the apprehensions of those who understand nuance, read body language and discern that, which is not expressed.

The irony is we are more disconnected in a world of instant communications than ever before.

There is an abundance of new concepts, products, returns on investment and productivity models promising to transform and secure our future.

But where is the creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to ensure we don’t lose sight of the most vital of principles for meaningful progress – awareness?