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Smart Phone, Dumb People?

Popularity 17Viewed 6818 times 2014-6-5 09:43 |Personal category:Opinion|System category:News| Phone

When you see a group of weirdos wandering on the street with their heads down. Don't panic, it's not zombie apocalypse. They're just so obsessed to their smart phones. 

Undeniably, the little device in your pocket makes a big difference. Life couldn't be easier. It wakes you up in the morning, keeps you entertained whenever you feel bored, makes your work efficient and brings the world closer to you... In the information age, the little device keeps you updated so that you don't fall behind. And as the technology continues to advance, all the impossibles are becoming possible.

I think the most precious thing brought by smart phones is probably a sense of belonging. People nowadays feel lonely. Most people that we call friends are not the friends that we really mean. Only your phones always keep you company unless it's out of juice.

However, the companionship, friendship, community created by the smart phone are all illusions. You may have hundreds of contacts in you phone and hundreds of friends on Facebook. Yet none of them really know you. A happy life is not posting a photo on Instagram with a #Happylife but feeling happy in the real world. 

Smart phones cannot either perfect one's life or ruin one's life. The wonderful world of the smart phone that Steve Jobs blueprinted is just a fantasy in his Reality Distortion Field. And the happy life without smart phones described by critics only exists in Utopia. Whether you have a smart phone or not, problems follow in some way. 

There's no completely right or wrong about smart phone. There's only when is right and when is wrong. I barely use my phone in the classes I like. I would be too absorbed to be distracted by other stuff. But when it comes the classes I don't like. I would rather check out what's new on Weibo or read some news, rather than torture my ears. And that's how I got to know this blogging competition. Smart people should embrace new technologies and know how to utilize them properly.

Smart phone is smart with smart people. Dumb people is dumb anyway.

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Reply Report Cybor 2014-6-5 11:13
In my opinion, we have several phrases when confronting fashionable things. The first phase is lost ourselves in it and controlled by it. Not long after, we will hold a normal attitude towards it. And finally, making full use of it.
Reply Report objchina 2014-6-5 12:54
Smart Phones makes people more lazy, though it makes things more easy.
Reply Report TROFHY 2014-6-5 13:56
Cybor: In my opinion, we have several phrases when confronting fashionable things. The first phase is lost ourselves in it and controlled by it. Not long aft ...
If so, it seems like we are in between of phrase 1 and phrase 2.
Reply Report TROFHY 2014-6-5 14:03
objchina: Smart Phones makes people more lazy, though it makes things more easy.
Not only smart phones make people lazy. It's what technology does.
Reply Report objchina 2014-6-5 15:15
TROFHY: Not only smart phones make people lazy. It's what technology does.
Yes, you are right...Technology as a wholes makes people lazy.
Reply Report 财神 2014-6-5 16:59
objchina: Smart Phones makes people more lazy, though it makes things more easy.
Smartphone makes us not only lazy but busy too.
Reply Report Maierwei 2014-6-5 17:21
Nice one! Have no choice but agree. Smart phones give people a shelter, and they lose the courage to fight in the real world...
Reply Report TROFHY 2014-6-5 17:37
Maierwei: Nice one! Have no choice but agree. Smart phones give people a shelter, and they lose the courage to fight in the real world...
Yup! We like to stay in comfort zone. And the world of smart phone is too comfortable.
Reply Report lindalje 2014-6-5 21:11
It is no easy job for a "dumb" teacher to beat the smart phones in the class indeed:-)
Reply Report TROFHY 2014-6-5 22:01
lindalje: It is no easy job for a "dumb" teacher to beat the smart phones in the class indeed:-)
Haha! True that!
Reply Report Gabycool 2014-6-6 15:25
I feel smart phone has drawed a circle around people which let us reject outside people get in and stop ourselves jumping out!
Reply Report ColinSpeakman 2014-6-6 22:03
Well folks sure do not talk on the Beijing Metro except on their smartphones! But did they before?..
Reply Report ColinSpeakman 2014-6-6 22:03
lindalje: It is no easy job for a "dumb" teacher to beat the smart phones in the class indeed:-)
Just try it with a smart teacher!  
Reply Report ColinSpeakman 2014-6-6 22:05
Gabycool: I feel smart phone has drawed a circle around people which let us reject outside people get in and stop ourselves jumping out!
So here is a question. Could you live a week of your life without your smartphone?
Reply Report ColinSpeakman 2014-6-6 22:06
Maierwei: Nice one! Have no choice but agree. Smart phones give people a shelter, and they lose the courage to fight in the real world...
A heavy smartphone in hand is useful if you do get into a fight!  
Reply Report ColinSpeakman 2014-6-6 22:07
财神: Smartphone makes us not only lazy but busy too.
Yes, they raise productivity! But I prefer an I-pad with 3G connection and to encourage email over phone calls. The long phone call is the biggest time waster!
Reply Report Maierwei 2014-6-7 00:20
ColinSpeakman: A heavy smartphone in hand is useful if you do get into a fight!   
Only if you didn't pay a fortune for it  
Reply Report teamkrejados 2014-6-7 09:00
Well written and good points. A few days ago I saw a couple in a restaurant. Each was busy on their phone. My friend told me they were most likely on a blind date and were not enjoying themselves. Their phones rescued them!
Reply Report ColinSpeakman 2014-6-7 09:00
Maierwei: Only if you didn't pay a fortune for it   
I thought half of them were fake?    
Reply Report xuehailang 2014-6-7 10:13
i whollly agree with you.Device cannot decide people,who decides people is our human .

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