Augmented reality (AR) and avatars are rapidly transforming the way we interact with each other and the world around us. These technologies have the potential to transform social interactions, enabling us to connect and engage with others in new and innovative ways. This talk will explore the design of social interactions in AR and VR environments. We will discuss the unique challenges and opportunities that these technologies present, and examine how designers can create social experiences that are meaningful, engaging, and inclusive. We will also explore the potential of AR and avatars to shape the future of connection and engagement. We will discuss how these technologies can be used to build stronger communities, bridge social divides, and create new forms of social expression.