Phone face?

Another blog post I read gave me another idea about technology and the scary realities that seem to be happening.

I believe people are having trouble communicating with one another and not knowing how to be outgoing to meet new people face to face. I don’t like the idea of people hiding behind their phone the entire time. It’s scary to imagine a place where there is no more face-to-face contact with people. 

On a more interesting not, I’m not a huge fan of texting. Really. I’d rather call someone or make plans to meet up with someone through text message. I get really bored of texting people and want to end the conversation as soon as possible just because I have something else to do in the “real world”. Maybe it’s just the generation that I’ve grown up in — the 90s? Since I didn’t get a phone until I was 15 or so, maybe that’s the reason? I’ve grown up to not be so attached to it. 

Maybe this new generation that’s coming has started with phones at such a young age that they will be really dependent on them. Any answers on that one? 

Food for thought. 

Virtual World

After I just read another post about technology I had an inspiration to write my own in relation to how one can feel “naked” when they forget their phone. I know I do. I’m always constantly reaching for my phone or digging through my purse to find it. If I can’t locate the device, I have someone call it. I just have to find it. It’s so crazy how one, small device can run my world essentially. Phones are so controlling. 

When I’m walking through the university and I’m staring at my phone and scrolling through Facebook, I’m in my own virtual world and not paying attention to people around me. When I do look up, I notice that others are in their own world and not looking around, either. We are all immersed in our own virtual worlds. 

Are we able to break free of this virtual world? Is it going to get worse? What about students in our classrooms and their cellphones? I will try and do my best to look up from my phone and enjoy the real world that is around me. The world that I’m living on.