Some years ago (15?) I read a book about a world populated by individuals who only communicated by viewing holograms of each other. They could not stand to be physically together. Can anyone help me remember the author/book title? I'd love to reference it in class.
Could this be Asimov's The Naked Sun, which depicts the planet Solaria, a society of Spacers who abhor physical contact or proximity?
The book focuses on the unusual traditions and culture of Solarian society: the planet has a rigidly controlled population of twenty thousand, and robots outnumber humans ten thousand to one, whereas people are strictly taught from birth to despise personal contact, and live on huge estates, either alone or with their spouse only. Communication is done via holographic telepresence (called viewing, as opposed to in-person seeing).