Wednesday, September 11, 2013

I forgot my phone! (My 100th blog posting)

I don't really know what this blog is but I do know it's purpose.  To help people. There is so much that goes into the lives of everyone that it's impossible to be specialized in the day to day things that are in our lives that are important at times but trivial any other time.  I know not everything I put out there is going to interest everyone all the time; some of it is nerd/geek stuff.  I am hoping though it helps people either expand their knowledge of technology or help them at that exact moment they need it.  I would also hope it makes people blog about what they love so that other people will read their stuff and maybe learn and get help for themselves.

As this is my 100th blog posting (HOLY CRAP!) I thought I would take a step back and share something I find interesting, but yes it is still technology focused.  While I am a huge technology enthusiast and believe in all the good things people can do with it, I am also aware of how it can distance humans from one another if not used appropriately.  I also want to take this time to thank everyone of my readers and especially those that share the stuff I put out there with each other.


Everywhere we go we’re surrounded by smartphones. Faces are often down, placid, attentions occupied by tiny little rectangular screens. And as this video perfectly demonstrates, our obsessive need to always be connected actually disconnects us from what’s actually taking place: a night out with friends, in bed with our significant other, celebrating someone’s birthday. It’s terrible and true—and it’ll never stop. We probably don’t want it to.

The video, titled I Forgot My Phone, shows a woman going about her typical life—but without a smartphone permanently attached to her hand. Her friends, however, are constantly looking down at their devices, or otherwise snapping awkward selfies. The depressing thing is that this video doesn’t exaggerate the situations all that much; if at any moment you felt uncomfortable watching, chances are you’re guilty of this kind of crazy smartphone behavior. I am.

We’ve gotten so bad that going any significant amount of time without a smartphone is physically and emotionally difficult, and we know it. And if it’s not a smartphone, it’s a computer, or tablet, or TV. But we can never get enough—good thing something like Google Glass exists.

Thank you to all my readers and people who share my posts with others.  Without your help, the help I am trying to provide would never be seen.

Source:; Futurama (Avenge them!)

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