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Are Smartphones Trapping Us in Anti-Social Bubbles?



Sherry Turkle

Big Think

Posted: Feb 20, 2016


Our mobile devices provide so much stimulation that they capture our entire attention, even when we’re with other people in social situations. Smartphones isolate us; ironically, they rob us of true solitude.


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Certainly there are many urbanites where I live face glued to the screen with an awareness of approaching pedestrains - me. However all my friends aren't obsessed with these devices. It might be a generational thing: generation whatever. No one is missing them. Life goes on in pubs, cafes, music venues where reality meanders along as it does.



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