Katie Couric on smartphone addiction, “freaky” sex robots

Katie Couric has some concerns about the way people are using technology. It’s “making us less reliant on true human connection,” the legendary news anchor told TechCrunch during the “South by Southwest” festival in Austin, Tex.

Couric had appeared at the event Monday to share her views on tech and culture, something she addresses in her own, upcoming, six-part documentary series on National Geographic, wherein she reports on a spectrum of transformational issues impacting the country.

For the project, for example, she explored smartphone addiction and “learned about how much anxiety it produces.” She also realized the extent to which “we don’t even know what’s happening to our brains” after diving into the issue with researchers.

She further told us of…

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