The Problem with our Phones

The dark truth is that it’s become very hard to find anyone (and certainly anything) more interesting than one’s smartphone.

The Problem with our Phones

18.09.2017

Ihr wisst ja, ich sehe in Sachen Technik eher die Möglichkeiten als die Gefahren. Aber ja, das meiste was die ‘School of Life’ hier präsentiert habe ich schon gefühlt. Vor allem nervt es mich, wenn ich auf Reisen erstmal alles knipsen muss, bevor ich es wirklich anschaue. War aber zu Zeiten Analog-Fotografie bestimmt genauso.

Ich gelobe jedes Mal Besserung nach so einem Denkanstoss. Lass das Scheiss Ding doch einfach mal ein paar Stunden in einem anderen Raum liegen, sag ich mir dann!  Das neue iPhone hab ich trotzdem bestellt…

“The dark truth is that it’s become very hard to find anyone (and certainly anything) more interesting than one’s smartphone. This perplexing and troubling realisation has for most of us had huge consequences for our love stories, family lives, work, leisure time and health. There is almost no relationship in which the presence of the phone has not had a profound impact. The genuine beauty and interest of our phones wouldn’t be a matter of such concern if we didn’t suspect, somewhere in our minds, that this machine has both opened some doors and is in danger of grievously closing others. This essay knows we love our phones and would never want us to give them up, but it is also gently aware that these delightful gadgets bear a hidden cost. This is a text that aims to bring a little sanity to our closest, most intense and possibly most danger-laden technological relationship…”

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