Peter Kahn’s book Technological Nature: Adaptation and the Future of Human Life was published by MIT Press.
The book describes his studies showing how substitutes for nature affect our physical and psychological well-being. He generally finds that while technological nature is better than no nature, it is not as good as the real outdoors and exposure to living beings. “We’re losing not just nature but our interaction with it.” He argues that to flourish, humans need exposure to the natural world. http://www.washington.edu/news/articles/real-nature-beats-technological-stand-ins-for-human-well-being , http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=12446