I was out this week and I saw a young couple at a table in a restaurant. They were both speaking to each other but more than “half-an-eye” was on the hand-held phone device as they ‘spoke’ to each other.
Do you have that visual in your head?
Now ask yourself where are you on that rungs of modern technology. I have come to the conclusion that the “i” in these devices, iPhone, iTablet, etc is more than just a name…..it’s a full-blown philosophy…….and “I” am not sure that it’s a good place to be. And just because something is called an Android is no release—–the generic term has become iPhone
We can surely discuss the safety factor and STILL-TO-THIS-DAY people, all ages, are not heeding the warnings being yelled, no; SCREAMED from the mountain tops how stupid it is to ‘do anything’ of the sort while driving. “It will just be a second” becomes “It just killed me” more often than people believe…..but are now finding out. iDead.
This world of ‘i” will surely take its toll. We have become a society that has become so attached to a device that I can, with 100% certainty, inform you that we did well without for over 2000 years. Nice to have? You bet. Saved lives? Absolutely. But we cannot blind ourselves that the iPhone has internalized many, many people. The attention given has created an unseen wall where many withdraw. THAT device, as good as it COULD be, is getting the upper hand in too many lives.
It is not a wePhone for a reason. And as people continue to bury their face in a device to do whatever it is that they find more important, interesting, or entertaining than the person they are with, the faster we take another step from becoming completely isolated from others around us.
I saw a young adult using their phone and they were speaking into it; I was informed that the device was taking their voice and turning it into a text message. I asked the person why they didn’t just call and speak to the person. The answer; “…..why would I do that? I don’t want to speak with them, I want to text them.”
iThink iDevices iAre iGetting iThe iUpperhand.
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