Hell is Other People
Anne McElvoy chairs a debate titled Hell is Other People at the Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival.
As our global population increases, the world is becoming an ever more connected place, with social media such as Facebook and Twitter encouraging us to engage with other people 24/ 7.
Does this mean we are becoming more sociable, or is hyperconnectivity and overcrowding actually making us more lonely?
To debate this crucial issue Anne McElvoy is joined by the broadcaster and former foreign correspondent Kate Adie, the clinical psychologist and best-selling author Oliver James, the Times columnist David Aaronovitch and the popular philosopher Julian Baggini.
Recorded as part of Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival of ideas and first broadcast in November 2012.