A lot of people experience living through small gadget screen = Smartphone, that isn’t living.
Many of us have seen the funny You tube videos of a person entering a shopping mall fountain or even a clear glass entrance because they were so engrossed with their cellphones.
Not to mention most of us saw that ad a year ago — It seemed to be for Verizon wireless, but I ‘m really not sure, to be honest — of the youthful guy walking from his home and to the street without needing to stop playing his gaming while he could transfer it from his computer to his smartphone!
The general vibe from the commercial was that doing this — “this” is being depicted that when you walk around and play a relevant video game on the small screen — was in some way “awesome.”
Obviously, it’ not awesome. It’s incredibly dorky, and the guy appeared like a pathetic, myopic loser without any social abilities or appreciation of the people around him.
For the “funny” YouTube videos, it appears that “distracted walking” has become an opportunity for us to savor a good quality old slapstick comedy and much more of the physical danger for anyone who can’t bear to glance up using their electronic products.
Nevertheless, the pathetic illustration of smartphone dependency involves not only those who are fused to their tiny cellphone screens while on the road or in a restaurant, however when they insist upon going through an occasion with the puny prism of the personal products.
There is a great article within the Atlanta Journal-Metabolic rate about concert-goers recording shows after which posting to Facebook, YouTube along with other social networking sites — all in order to “capture” the perfect moment and, more to the point, share it to the world.
The issue is, there’s really only one method to truly “capture” a minute, and that is to pay attention to it and absorb everything inside your mind and heart. An appropriately created video is not likely to offer an experience remotely similar to really being there. Does anybody question that going to a Lady Gaga concert would be a better feel rather than watching video from her previous concert tours?
Lada Gaga’s previous concert were awesome for sure, yet watching it — even on the bigger-than-smartphone screen — is just totally different from the real experience.
Yet individuals with far inferior video equipment and talent will waste precious minutes at costly shows to be able to document the big event on their own. But instead of a cherished moment captured, I’d reason that smartphone (and tablet) videos from concerts diminish the memory.
Can the one who videotaped a Justin Beiber concert consider the video and claim it genuinely recaptures the real moment at the time and truly conveys the experience from the show to individuals who were not there?