Once they started putting TV shows online, that meant we could get it on our phones and on our computers at work. Combined with the set boxes we have in our homes and the ability to time-shift our watching, that means we can get our TV entertainment programming basically anywhere we are at any time. In a country where the average person spent 4 hours staring at television entertainment per day BEFORE this invention, I'm not sure the added availability of television is such a good thing. Clearly, we have a problem already.
And this is another flaw of capitalism. The system nurtures our vices. It promotes our counter-productive habits. Mobile entertainment has sucked all the idle "just sitting and thinking" time right out of people's lives. They no longer spend the time to process the events of their day. They stay in "consume" or "activity" mode literally all day until they go to bed.
As they go on, this will make them less and less aware of what is going on around them. More importantly, it will make them less aware of what is really going on between them.
Not to mention what consuming stereotypes and exaggerated personalities and situations all day does to people's perceptions of what is really real.
“Television is a machine to manufacture reassurance for troubled North Americans. Reassurance is part of the entertainment, the objective is to disconnect the audience from uncomfortable realities of life and to lull them on a sea of gentle inconsequence – and then to sell them deodorant” - Robert MacNeil
Perhaps being more wired actually makes us more out of touch.