I dunno about a failure to recognize emotions, but I DO know people spend waaay too damned much time looking at their phones. That would be ALL people, not just the young.
In other news... today is one of those dates that I'll never, ever forget. It was 51 years ago today that I raised my right hand and solemnly swore "that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic...", amongst other things. Today was also the day I took my first ride in a jet, flying in a 707 from El-Eh to San Antonio. To say what happened on this date was a life changing event is a massive understatement; things were never the same after this day. Totally.