We live in a world which is more connected than ever, but more isn't necessarily better, it just means you need to filter better. There is a whole world out there in the ether and ethernet. Somewhere you can connect from a few pounds investment to thousands from satellite, internet and RF. The privilage of taking the time to look a little deeper and learn, is the licence to build, experiment and connect with that unseen world in an unparalleled way. Have a look there's a whole spectrum to find interest in.
Like many, my radio interest started when I was a teenager, Long before the internet or Facebook. If you observe it has connected people from all over the world, that may otherwise have never spoken. My volunteer work at R.S.G.B National Radio Centre Bletchley Park has only emphasised its importance. Not only do I get to meet other Hams, but many other people who come to the centre and the park. All with their own very interesting stories. The ability to converse, communicate is the very thread that ties us. Not just staying in touch but, learning, making new friendships, helping others, sharing and laughing. It may appear frivolous to some, I think it fundamental. After all the best builders and tinkerers are at the very forefront of human endeavour and exploration. Even if it all blows up in smoke occasionally.