Is it true that face-to-face interaction will never be matched in quality by other modes of communication?

Face-to-face interaction will never be matched by other modes of communication, because other modes of communication, such as talking on the telephone or through video chat services, do not provide the same sense of human connection. For example, body language, which often communicates a great deal, cannot be read through a telephone conversation.

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It's a matter of opinion, of course, but I would agree with this argument. Technological developments have revolutionized the whole nature of interpersonal communication. As well as the telephone, we also have computer programs such as Skype which allow several people to communicate with each other at the same time.

Though I do not wish to disparage these great technological innovations, they are still highly...

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