The death of serendipity
Once upon a time, college roommates were assigned randomly. Now, many students are able to browse prospective roommates online, picking and choosing who they want to pair with. Sociologist Dalton Conley says that what we've gained in control, we've lost in serendipity and the chance for new experiences.
- Dalton Conley: Dean for the social sciences and university professor at New York University.
- Damon Darlin: Technology editor of the New York Times.