Near to Each Other, But Distant and Isolated

Snapshot of two young girls texting with their smartphones at McDonald’s. There are next to each other, but their minds are in two different worlds, far apart. Thus the results of the ubiquitous cellphones in today’s technological environment. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

5 thoughts on “Near to Each Other, But Distant and Isolated”

  1. There’s an old saying your probably know, that a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, your picture is speaking a whole lot more words than those two are going to speak to one another. I wonder if they’re texting to each other?

  2. @Linda and Richard:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they did. People are so irrational in their behavior nowadays with their cellphones, that anything is possible. Even texting to one another in the same room. Surreal, isn’t it?

  3. If someone could figure out a way to make smartphone users smarter, that would be worth the cost of one. My observation is that the opposite is happening. Or perhaps, if I had a smartphone, I might be smart enough to understand the grip they have on their holders?

    (OK, time to see Darth Vader about some coffee.) 🙂

    1. Hi Jim and Nena:

      I agree, that the term is incorrect. Instead of smart phone it should be dumb phone, because that’s exactly what it does to us, makes us stupid and irrational.

      And the problem is that’s it’s growing exponentially to a younger and younger generation. It’s almost like a contagious disease infecting everybody.

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