akemiiwaya — 2013-08-29T13:21:00-04:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/171398/i-forgot-my-phone-societys-addiction-to-mobile-phones/
There is no doubt that mobile devices are becoming a bigger, more prevalent part of our lives with each passing day, but have we reached the point of addiction? Charlene deGuzman decided to put together a short documentary-style film highlighting the ‘problem’ of constant mobile device usage by those around us. It may even make you re-think how much you use your own mobile device…
hermitt — 2013-08-29T13:41:27-04:00 — #2
The only mobile device I own is my CAR. LOL
jfmessier — 2013-08-29T14:33:27-04:00 — #3
When I see everything that everyone is doing in the video, I am only happy that I did not reach this point yet. Actually, I consider myself as a bit prehistoric ta that poing. And one way of doing this is having a cheap cell phone, and a cheap plan, with no data whatsoever. With the access to Intertnet that I have around my work place and at home, I feel this is enough.
ladyfitzgerald — 2013-08-29T15:55:13-04:00 — #4
I've managed to live 64 years without an electronic umbilical cord (except occasionally carrying a pager for work when on call) just fine so why should I want to be tied to one now? Even worse, have to pay for that dependence? I might as well be shooting up drugs.
Cell phones are handy and very useful—I carry one for emergencies—but people have become too dependent on them, to the point of being downright obnoxious and rude. I detest having to listen to some inconsiderate jerk speaking loudly into one while I'm trying to enjoy a meal at a restaurant (don't the idiots realize the blasted things are amplified?). Or listening to one going off in a theater or, even worse, the moron answering it. Then there are the wackadoodles endangering everyone's lives driving and talking on a cell phone (every boneheaded driving maneuver I see is almost always done by some clown with a cell phone glued to their ear) or, even worse texting.
I've had people demand my cell phone number or chew me out for not having it turned on. What's with that? Excuse me, it's my time not anyone else's.
Cell phones are a wonderful invention that had the potential to greatly benefit humankind but people have become selfish and inconsiderate of others with them. I certainly would not have tolerated that boor's cellphone use like the young lady in the video did. If someone wants to be with me, they had better be with me, not their *&^%$#@! phone.
michaeltunnell — 2013-08-29T18:50:45-04:00 — #5
I'm not addicted to my phone...it is more like it is constantly attached to me. I never forget it or lose it because it is either on my desk next to me or in my pocket.
ok maybe that is worse than addiction.
ladyfitzgerald — 2013-08-29T18:53:31-04:00 — #6
Not really. It depends on if you rule it or it rules you. I always have my phone with me but it stays turned off until I need it (which isn't often)
michaeltunnell — 2013-08-29T19:03:57-04:00 — #7
Well it doesn't rule me but it is on at all times...though I have it on silent while I'm working. My job requires me to be online to do any work so I'd say I am not addicted to my phone but probably addicted to the internet in general.
nsdcars5 — 2013-08-30T07:19:05-04:00 — #8
You do this anywhere in Delhi, the person answering gets to sit on the seat outside the hall.
I'm not addicted to the phone or internet, it's just that I happen to like both of them. A lot. So much that unless someone forcibly takes them away from me I'm not going to leave them.
Did I just define addiction?
whuntjr — 2013-08-30T12:33:33-04:00 — #9
There's hope for humanity; at least in the long run, a lot of those folks in the video will be self selecting themselves out of the gene pool.
straspey — 2013-08-30T15:06:14-04:00 — #10
ortzinator — 2013-09-01T02:27:23-04:00 — #11
Does missing something that you're accustomed to necessarily qualify as an addiction? Maybe I'm addicted to having a car or having a comfortable and warm place to sleep. I think the word "addiction" might be a tad overused these days.
scott_vt — 2013-09-01T07:11:39-04:00 — #12
I think like everything else that's fun, there's healthy use and unhealthy abuse. I went to Helsinki in 2000 and saw friends texting each other in pubs and restaurants and thought that was ridiculous. The Finns were/are way ahead of the loop.
nsdcars5 — 2013-09-01T07:47:13-04:00 — #13
Reminds me of when I went to Singapore in 2010. A couple was sitting in a train (probably on a date), chatting on their iPhones.