Greetings, this is an interesting discussion. I am used to seeing many people who are connected to their electronic divices. Not everyone, yet, has prescribed to being continually connected but, due to the pervasiveness of technology, it is an ever growing phenomenon.
I personally have this idea about technology and it is rooted in my having grown up during the 1960's. I myself, have a desktop computer and a cell phone (that can only send and recieve phone calls and text messages). When I leave my computer desk, I am done. I take my cell phone with me but I (often) have it turned off. Oft times, I don't even turn it on until I get back home; this drives my wife (who is twelve years younger that I am) nuts.
I am not in a situation where I need to constantly be in contact with anyone. For others, this may not be the case. It has come to a point in modern society that we are comfortable with faceless communication. We function by interacting with people that we often don't see or hear. As this becomes normal, it well become harder for people to disconect.
People, perhaps at an early age, need to learn about the joys of solitude. I dont really want to discuss how this can be done or how it should be done. That being said, as people are introduced to strategies for existing in a space of solitude, it perhaps may become easier for them to disconnect without needed to fill that void with anything.
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