This may be a strange example, but single households and the number of older people – and hence loneliness – are on the rise in bigger cities in particular. Older people hardly leave their flats, rarely receive visitors, and look forward to that one time per day when they can chat with the mail carrier. In London, there is an app called ‘Good Gym’, which addresses this issue. It connects young, athletic people with older or lonelier people. The athletic person can jog to another person to share a cup of tea, bring them the newspaper, or just have a good conversation. This way the athletic person has a clear goal and the lonely person has company, and thus a connection is made. For me, this is the next level of ‘smart’. It uses technology to connect people, but has the greater goal of helping them.