In 2012, psychologist and author Sherry Turkle published a book called “Alone Together” which shows how our reliance on technology for communication has created an illusion of companionship. As more in society become addicted to their cell phones and computers, they lose the emotional touch that direct human to human interaction and contact brings.
The video below, which has gone viral, reminded me of Sherry Turkle’s book – one of the best I’ve read on how advancements in technology are having a major emotional effect on humanity.
“I Forgot My Phone” (title of the video) has 16 million YouTube views in just a week’s time. It’s popular because people can relate to it. Everywhere they go, it seems everyone is buried in their “Smart Phone”. Many probably want to be buried with their Smart Phone too. It’s sad how society is becoming more robotic and less personal. What do you think?
I Forgot My Phone