How The Mobile Phone Society Is Becoming The Inhumane Society
A newly dating young couple is sitting intimately on a sofa. Netflix is on the TV in front of them. They’’re fixated on their phones, occasionally working their thumbs on the bottom of their phone’s screens. One could almost accept the idea that maybe they’re texting each other as opposed to talking to each other. It wouldn’t be a far fetched reality in world where smartphones have impeded and encroached upon human interactions world-wide.
Two grown ups having dinner at a restaurant can hardly consume the meals they’ve ordered because of their phone activity. Conversation between the two is minimum.
Right now all across the country, there are folks ordering food, in the midst of retail transactions, on the toilet, driving vehicles, basically doing most anything while interacting with their phones in some manner.
While researching for related content to this article I came across a video of a couple making love. The woman was on her smartphone while it was going down.
Yes ya’ll it’s gotten that bad.
There’s nothing more maddening than being with a friend, date, parent, or mentor and only to realize you’re in second place for attention to your partner’s social media feed.
About 52 percent of smartphone owners check their phones a couple times an hour or more, a recent Gallup survey found. About 81 percent of owners have their phones with them during all waking hours. Many sleep with their smartphones nearby, if not right there in bed.
Go HERE to see just how fixated we are on our phones.
We are a society of Phubbers.
It’s no secret that our chronic attachment to phones can be harmful. ATTN: staff writer Kyle Jaeger recently wrote about “phubbing,” which is when you ignore the people around you to check your phone. Researchers say phubbing can hurt relationships, and it can also prevent you from living in the moment.
Phubbing is also destroying social skills. Have you attempted to have a conversation with the latest wave of phone attached adolescents?
Some of them really cannot effectively communicate in person. They speak in soft tones, displaying crouched postures, with their heads hanging down. A lot of their parent are falling into the same trap.
Phubbing has all but made manners extinct. It’s way past rude for some to continue to talk or text on a phone while someone is in their face trying to talk to them. It’s just plain disrespectful to attempt to navigate a retail transaction while talking and texting on a phone.
All of this goes unchecked because it’s become the way of society and we’re paying a huge price for succumbing to the call of our phones.
Human interaction and socializing are slowly growing calluses against real raw face to face communication and emotion. As we become comfortable with three letter acronyms we’re losing our ability to articulate our thoughts and feelings in a real time conversation or situation.
This observation does not aim to demonize technology or to mitigate the advantages it provides us. My goal here is to call attention to the backlashes of becoming harnessed to a device to the point one almost alienates themselves from thriving humanly in society.
When something dictates your way of life, and you can’t go an hour without it — that’s an addiction.
Addictions control on their own terms — not yours.
I read something on a tech site a few months ago that I found dangerous. It was an article about some developers that had perfected a “virtual sex” app.
Supposedly this app will somehow make one “feel” real intimate experiences when connected with a partner on the on other end of the phone.
I’ll say this, the sex app will have to be good because it’s already late to the “sexting” party.
Yeah the phone has commandeered sexual interactions and apps such as the one I read about will double down on “tech sex”.
Moreover, if such an app thrives — well another foundation of relationships, marriages, and emotional expressions may be corrupted for those that are one day faced with engaging in the real thing.
As long as we ignore the ills of becoming too dependent on a device to fulfill, satisfy, inform, and entertain, and communicate — we’re losing our humanly endowed skills to do the same in the process.
Think about it.