While I didn't find these results shocking, it did get me thinking, is this a continuing trend? One day, will people find face to face communication an odd way to interact? Given the circumstances of modern technology, this could be entirely possible. With skype, email, picture messaging, and everything else developing so rapidly towards distance communication, perhaps one day this will in fact be the social circumstance of our careers.
What I did find surprising, however, was that the people I interviewed, and my peers interviewed, were genuinely concerned with the lack of face to face interaction. Many disliked the impersonal aspects of email, and often mentioned that while it wasn't their primary means of communication, they preferred face to face communication instead. With face to face interaction comes the ability to read emotions and receive a timely answer, which is something a lot of technology has not provided us with quite yet.
So which will prevail, the exponentially evolving world of technology, or the inherent human need for social interaction?