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by EBathory - 7/11/13 5:38 AM
In Reply to: Picture This by daevidd
This is exactly what the cell phone obsession has done to our society. Like an insidious virus, it takes hold and spreads. Human face-to-face interaction fades, observation of one's environment decreases and it goes on and on. In a few years we have become nothing but walking techy machines. And there is the prospect, rarely discussed, of the effects of such long term usage and reliance on what these electronic wonders have done and are doing to the human brain. I am especially concerned about our young, whose brains are still in the formative years.
The cell phone phenomenon is a sad reflection on what we have become. And it is still, IMO, not "ready for prime time". When I get a call and the person on the other end is obviously on a cell phone, I cringe. Bad voice quality, breaking up of signal and irritating echos are just some of the problems. The developers of this bit of techno wonder realize that the concept would be (and is) a great money maker. As the making of billions swirled before their eyes, the cell phone was pushed out into the public even though it is still more than rough around the edges. I won't even get into the irritant it has become wherever one goes. The safety issue is the only viable one for this modern wonder. What has happened to the beauty of silence?
I would just like to add this to Picture This's post--don't forget the inability to hear the relaxing and beautiful sounds of birds. It is not just the visual which suffers.
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