I have access to the entirety of human knowledge in the palm of my hand and at the touch of a button. There is no recorded fact that I can't learn in nanoseconds.
That's cool in theory; most of the time I'm just waiting for completely inappropriate videos to buffer.
I think people forget that cell phones allow you to communicate with people all over the world. They also allow you to access the internet which is the largest library of knowledge ever constructed. It's astonishing that satellites are being sent data from my little spot on the earth to a data center where it can be accessed by the world. It doesn't shock me at all that people are on their phones all the time. I'm actually surprised people put them down at all.
Right you are! At my work they are outlawed. Well, sort of. You are not allowed to carry them around with you but everyone does. Employees are also smiling and looking down at the damned things constantly with thumbs moving vigorously. If a customer comes in the employee straightens up quickly to ask if they can help him.
I actually have seen people strap the left hand to a steering wheel of a car and have the cell phone in it. This explains the near accidents and nonsense I see almost daily as a delivery driver.
The movie "American Sniper" had the ever present cell phone in it and a phone would ring from home at the most awkward of times. I just knew this had to be a glitch in the reality of the movie, so I asked present active Army personnel about it. They told me it was true but this is NOT a cell phone!**
DUH! What the hell is going on? Then people tell me that I talk too much.
I was out for dinner a few evenings ago with my friend and we remarked that we were the only ones not scrolling our phones. Ours weren’ t even on the table but in our bags. at the next table, a family of four were all looking at their phones and never said a word to each other while they were waiting for their meal. Each one of them was in a world of their own, but the parents should have known better and should’ve been showing a better example.
Yes I think that cartoon has it right, people are being taken prisoners by their cell phones.