The downfall of society...... (1 Viewer)

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I might be the only human on the planet banging this drum, but I would absolutely LOVE to see all cell phones placed in a rocket, sent to the moon, and left for the rocks and craters.

Now I have an IPhone 6. And I'm completely addicted to it. I realize that.

But that doesn't mean I can't stand the concept and would be the first to sign if they were outlawed.

I spent last week at Disney World.

Disney World!!!! The place is just awesome for a family vacation.

And I can not begin to tell you how many people spent the vacation with their faces buried in their phones.

Walking down main street. About to board Space Mountain. During the electrical parade. Going up the lift hill on Everest. Their is no time or place that someone is not "needing" to check email/text/facebook/instagram.

Families in the restaurants eating......it just kills me. I saw multiple families during the week where every single person was on their device. Every person.

Tonight, driving the 25 minute drive from Marietta GA to Canton Ga, I'd say about half of the people I passed had their phone out. It's really easy to see at night as this bright beacon of light is shining up.

This is DRIVING UP THE INTERSTATE.

Beyond insane this addiction.

And check out the day the next newest model of phone is released. People will be lined up around the block like they are giving out free water bottles in the desert. For what?? Higher resolution on pictures. More emoji options?

And hey, I love texting. And surfing SR. But I would trade it all for some freaking relief from these phones.

I was in the doctors office two weeks ago, about 8 people in the waiting room, all 8 on their phones.

Can we just embrace the few moments of quiet boredom, read an out of date magazine, maybe not have to be instantly "entertained" every second.

I would say the actual good thing about phones is knowing where your kids are, especially as my daughter started driving last year.

That's it.

I truly think we will have an upcoming generation of the laziest, out of shape, no grit/work ethic people we've ever seen.

They can't communicate with others properly because they don't have to.

Give a 3 year old an IPAD and just watch. They will move around that thing like Bill Gates.

But fortunately we have them for concert recordings.

It's so nice that we have thousands of absolutely shi++ee videos of bands playing. So thankful for that.

Also I can't tell you how excited I am that my friends post what they eat.....pictures of it.

I guess I'm over sensitive to it following Disney, but it's out of control. Everywhere you look, peoples faces are buried in cyberspace on a 4 inch screen.

I would love to picture a world without cell phones for 1 year.

I'm not even against computers at your house. Just the instant access, every second, every single place you go.

Sorry.....just had to get it off my chest :covri:
 

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Technology is addicting

We will eventually fuse with technology

Then will eventually be completely technological beings

If we survive extinction. Which isn't likely.
 

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The things that you cite as the end of society will soon be the object of nostalgia for our grandchildren.

Time goes on.
 

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In the 20s, it was radio.
In the 40s, it was movie theaters.
In the 50s, it was TV.
In the 90s, it was the Internet.
Now, it's cell phones.
Nothing new. It's just the same old song and dance.
 
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Want to have some fun?
Play the game..."hide your teenagers phone"...
and just sit back and watch.
 
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In the 20s, it was radio.
In the 40s, it was movie theaters.
In the 50s, it was TV.
In the 90s, it was the Internet.
Now, it's cell phones.
Nothing new. It's just the same old song and dance.
But none of those things above were on your body EVERY FREAKIN SECOND.
You didn't have the option of watching movies literally every waking second of every day.
 

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In the 20s, it was radio.
In the 40s, it was movie theaters.
In the 50s, it was TV.
In the 90s, it was the Internet.
Now, it's cell phones.
Nothing new. It's just the same old song and dance.
Funny how the 60's, 70's and 80's are missing, yet full of awesome.

I'd gladly give you my phone if we could go back to the 80's-90's.
back when people cared about life in general and not the updated status of their neighbor down the street who they haven't physically spoken too in about a year.


'member star wars? yeah I 'member!
South park is bringing up a good point that all of this nostalgia can be used to accomplish a hidden/evil agenda though.
 

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In the 20s, it was radio.
In the 40s, it was movie theaters.
In the 50s, it was TV.
In the 90s, it was the Internet.
Now, it's cell phones.
Nothing new. It's just the same old song and dance.
Now you can listen to the radio, watch movies, watch TV shows, and surf the internet all on your phone!!
 

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In the 20s, it was radio.
In the 40s, it was movie theaters.
all those tragedies of people getting hit by mules or walking off cliffs because they were listening to Amos and Andy. Or those people that realized their kids had grown and that life had happened while they were in the theaters checking the latest Talkies. :jpshakehead: Its always been sad.
 

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Yeah! Having all the knowledge in the known universe at your fingertips 24/7 is the worst!

Just last night, I caught my wife laying down playing on her phone instead of laying down and watching tv. The nerve! She might as well spit in her ancestors faces.
 

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My wife and I occasionally take a few days to go camping with no devices. We canoe and fish, turning on cell phones once a day to make sure there are no emergencies. The rest of the time we're constantly connected.
 

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