What this strange robotic like behaviour will lead to is unknown. On elevators, in office building hallways, on the street, on public transportation, while driving and in some cases standing at a urinal, people stare into the enticing little device with the diminutive screen.
One scientist said it is breaking down social interaction and people’s skills to communicate face to face. It also creates trivial communication where what is being sent back and forth has no valuable or intrinsic meaning. Communication digresses to nothing more than insignificant banter.
Constant and instant communication where the content only leads to a form of instant gratification, and this communication goes on every free spare moment the participant has. No more time for self-reflection, contemplation or an analysis of one`s surroundings. It has become all about the device.
There are nonconformists out there that do not become servile to the coercive technology.