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Are Smartphones Trapping Us in Anti-Social Bubbles?
Sherry Turkle   Feb 20, 2016   Big Think  

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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