CNBC Disruptor 50

Is technology killing the human touch?

Chris Morris, special to

John (not his real name) used to look forward to the evenings—the times when he and his wife would catch up, watch some television and mutually unwind from the day.

That was five years ago. Today, he says, the two spend more evenings staring at their phones than they do at each other. And though it frustrates him to no end, he has accepted it as the new normal.

"Between the time we spend on Facebook, Twitter