Although I’m hardly reflexively anti-tech, it still puzzles me that a lot of people just can’t seem to detach themselves from a computer screen even for a few minutes, even when they leave the house. Especially when they leave the house. Personally, I would find it almost impossible not to pay attention to my surroundings whenever I go out. If you’re riding mass transit, then I can understand wanting to divert yourself in some way, especially if you have a long and tedious commute. But when you’re walking about, I just can’t see shutting off most if not all awareness of what’s going on about you. At least, I couldn’t do it, yet plenty of people apparently do.
Feb 19, 2017