Coming out of my blogging hiatus to post this article that I feel is quite fitting for our generation and the place I’m currently at in life. Slowly starting to repel away from social networks and the stream of non-stop media messaging – imagine how much brand messaging that you’re hit with on a daily basis from the second you wake up to the time you hit the bed. Plus I’ve got intense FOMO where I’ll end up refreshing my feeds for no damn reason, hence why I’ve deleted social applications off my phone to stop allowing it to distract me. The article is direct response to what Apple have just released – The Watch. For the first time, I’m not liking their product nor see it’s purpose. It’s just another level of busyness to add to our lives, it doesn’t simplify anything – heck why does a 1-3 second stretch to take your phone out of your pocket justify a watch? Another thing to distract us from the experience we call life. This quote from the cover story in this week’s Time stood out for me: The reality of living with an iPhone, or any smart, connected device, is that it makes reality feel just that little bit less real. One gets over-connected, to the point where the thoughts and opinions of distant anonymous strangers start to feel more urgent than those of your loved ones who are in the same room as you. One forgets how to be alone and undistracted. More on the reverse.
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