I love technology but many people are so attached to their phones that they do not know how to be interact in real life anymore. It is sad! They spend all their time on Facebook or Twitter and have thousands of friends but no actual friends in real life. So yes it does make us distant and less friendly.
You can have a sophisticated smart phone and still invite friends out to lunch. You can have a huge TV and still ask friends to come over to your house for pizza. You can use a tablet computer and still play a good old-fashioned board game with your kids. It's not the technology's fault if some people choose not to do these things.