"...Mark Lamia: We learned how much more prevalent it is today than we were aware of and how advanced it already is. I remember getting conceptuals that the director would produce, and thinking it was a little more than a decade out. I didn’t want to get too science fiction with this thing, right? Did you see the picture of the drone that was captured by Iran? That thing is out of fucking Battlestar Galactica . What is that thing? I’ve never seen a drone like that."
Blogpost by "misfit" here:
"I could see how it would be cool, or even useful.
Not for me, thanks. I intentionally put away my phone when I notice I'm on it too much, and I'm not on it 1/3 as much as 90% of the people I see.
Personally, I don't think it's natural, or really beneficial for the mind to pollute it with techno-gunk every second. I love my technology, but I've noticed over the years a slight growing ADD tendancy - especially where deivces are concenred.
If I catch myself in front of the T.V. and playing on my phone, sometimes I will shut them both off and read, or just sit for a moment and think and clear my thoughts.....remember when people did that? Now you'd be a weirdo.
No, you don't need to look at your phone everytime you're in a elevator to avoid interacting. No, you don't need to be on your phone while I'm having a conversation with you, or while we are out on a date. No, you don't need to whip out your phone when you are in a line-up for 2 minutes. No, you don't have to jump to your phone every time it vibrates, not right this second. No, you don't need to be textng while you're trying or pretending to work out at the gym.
Have we got it into our heads that some catastrophic life event is going to pass us by if we are away from our phones and flatscreens for an hour? When was the last time you shut your phone off for a day?
I can see that at 33 I'm already becoming an old man with outdated values. That's fine, each to their own...."