posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 02:05 AM
This thread is not about Pokemon Go, but recently they made a monument in the park I like to go to, into an important Pokestop and I saw some alarming
This one guy circled an area of the park about 3 or 4 times, a pretty sizable area, while pushing a baby carriage with a cute baby in it. He looked
about late 20's to early early/mid 30's. He literally circled all 4 times, the entire time looking at his phone. I don't think he lifted his head
up even once. The kid was often flailing his arms and looking for attention, but I don't think he even looked at his child once.
Then I observed another couple with a toddler. The parents, also about the same age were both looking at their phones. They did not raise their heads
once for what seemed to be an hour. Again, the baby was looking for some amusement or attention but her parents didn't even look her way or talk to
Another pair, this time mother and son, but son was not the one playing the game. It was the mother. She looked well into her 30's, maybe even 40's
and the son was about 15 - 16 yo. The son did not even have a phone. He was holding a ball. She was also circling the park. At one point, she stopped
in front of me and told her son that she got one. And continued to circle the park several times. He was looking awkward like, I can't believe my mom
is playing this game. Anyway she was staring intently into the phone the entire time, not giving any attention or conversation to her son, while he
walked around with her.
I observed a few other people - adult kids - late 20's, early 30's walking around looking into their phones and not talking for most of the time.
I thought it was sort of weird, but the parents with the toddlers really disturbed me.
Its not so much about this game but this new generation of phone/internet engulfed people staring at their phones all the time that bothers me. And
now they are parents!
I can imagine the future of this once we go to virtual heads up display glasses..