"All this technology is making us antisocial." pic.twitter.com/b2u9xhVmDA
— History In Pictures (@HistoryInPics) October 27, 2014
What do you think? Is it really all that different than this one?
|Image by Susan Sermoneta [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]|
I'm not saying there isn't a time to put the devices away...that would be like saying there was never a time to put the newspapers down, which is obviously ridiculous.
But I think we are quick to demonize the influence of digital technologies, and somehow think more idyllic thoughts of yesteryear without them.
Yes, we (I) need to be mindful of being "present" and putting the phone down. But is technology really making us antisocial? Or is it just more socially-acceptable to be "antisocial" today because we carry phones (which are really pocket-sized computers!) everywhere we go?