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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0 thoughts on “The iPhone……”I’ Indeed……We are Losing the Concept of ‘WE’….and Quickly!”
‘I’ control the device, not the other way around. technology should connect us and not isolating from others. I also once saw a mum and a daughter in a cafe and they were both busy with their own devices, they were laughing and sneaking into eachother Iphones, would you believe they were texting and commenting with eachother account on social media! it happened that on that day it was the daughter’s bday. I eavesdropped yeah! Lol! oh well, they were happy anyways.
Judi Vieira says:
While all of these devices are great and serve a purpose, it’s seems to have put so much of society into their own little world. I am worried about long term affects on young people. Not to mention, our children and grandchildren are quickly losing their ability to verbally communicate with not only us, but each other. The pendulum has swung so far to one side, it’s an epidemic. I just hope families can and will put limitations on their children and grandchildren, allowing the “pendulum” to swing back toward the middle.
Alex C says:
This is so true! I was at a giant Maroon 5 concert last night and saw so many people with phones out (seats up high let you see lots). Adam asked everyone to turn the lights on their phones and hold them up for a bit, which looked awesome. Then he paused, and asked everyone to put them away, just for two minutes. Some people didn’t do it!! Crazy to me. Missing out on so much.
Interesting perspective from where you sat……literally. Thanks for adding your story it is greatly appreciated.