posted on May, 8 2014 @ 06:25 AM
I haven't had a mobile phone since January and it's really liberating , not having to constantly check your phone for the updates and mess around with
I now spend my time starting at the sky on the way to work or all the people on the train with their heads down.
How are young people meant to fall in love when they catch the glance of another on the way to work when they are starting at their devices posting on
facebook or twitter how they cant seem to meet anyone!
I still cant get offline at home though because I need the internet to do my job!
I have however significantly reduced the number of hours I spend gaming online to one day a week
Social media and technology certainly inhibits our survival ability drastically, if your listening to a personal stereo you cant hear ambient
environment sounds and are less aware of your surroundings, when crossing the street or walking home at night. The same with staring at your device,
it so common for you to walk down the high street/ main street of your town/city when its busy and people are shopping and have to constantly stop or
avoid , people walking along staring at their devices not knowing where they are going.
These people are robots and as the recent app shows their movements are entirely predictable now!
edit - I am not against technology and not a technophobe either , In fact I cant wait to become trans-humanist but there is a limit to where your
devices/technology interfere with what it means to be human
I also think that mindfulness can also help with taking in your surroundings and just being part of the giant wave of particles and enjoying it for
what it is.
edit on 8-5-2014 by sapien82 because: (no reason given)