Humans are irrepressibly social. Our mental and physical health has been directly linked to our social connections—i.e., the happiest people are also the most social, while lonely people are reported to have an increased risk of death. Sport can be an incredibly social pursuit, requiring people to be both mentally and physically present. It has that magical power to bring people together in the name of fun.
With sport as our magical common ground, how can we use technology—which simultaneously connects and isolates—to come together in real life with more like-minded people than ever?
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