Going about our everyday lives, those who are more intellectually inclined or publicly sociable might be lamenting on the sad state of affairs today when everybody in public seems to be permanently fixed onto their cell phones like mindless zombies, and how there is no sense of community or daily interaction with people.
It’s time to crush any sense of nostalgia for those who think by turning back the clock to the black-and-white era will somehow have the people be sociable with their heads up awaiting the small talk with their fellow human beings with that pleasing transatlantic accent of that time period with that white-people pip to their step with the alternating criss-crossing arm walk instead of apathetic downwards glanced shuffle of awkward autistic hipster kids that is the signature of out era.
Everything downsizes as technology improves. From tomes to books. From books to newspapers. From newspapers to cell phones. From cell phones
to neural optical implants (let’s not go there).
(picture above) some are on their own media devices…BREAKDOWN OF THE FAMILY!
Distraction is the common denominator of the common man.
In Modern democratic societies people don’t want to tune in, they want to tune out.
People in general are merely consumers in a consumer society. Those who cannot produce or self-generate will consume content from those who create it for them.