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Smart Phone, Dumb People?

Popularity 17Viewed 6691 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 TROFHY 2014-6-7 13:26
xuehailang: i whollly agree with you.Device cannot decide people,who decides people is our human .
Exactly! Smart people can get smarter with a smart phone. On the contrary, dumb ppl gets dumber with it.
Reply Report TROFHY 2014-6-7 13:31
teamkrejados: 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  ...
Haha, in that case, the smart phone is a saver for sure.
Reply Report TROFHY 2014-6-7 13:32
Gabycool: I feel smart phone has drawed a circle around people which let us reject outside people get in and stop ourselves jumping out!
Exactly comfort zone!
Reply Report Maierwei 2014-6-7 13:38
ColinSpeakman: I thought half of them were fake?      
Hmm a good reson to stockpile!
Reply Report 坤咏1999 2014-6-9 00:24
As you said, it's hard to judge whether the phenomenon is right or wrong. It is the fact! However, I do look forward to a better change of that, because sometimes we need to stay away from the "smart phone".
Reply Report TROFHY 2014-6-9 13:42
坤咏1999: As you said, it's hard to judge whether the phenomenon is right or wrong. It is the fact! However, I do look forward to a better change of that, becau ...
I'm sure there will be a lot of changes. Hope they will all be positive ones.
Reply Report Gabycool 2014-6-9 13:49
ColinSpeakman: So here is a question. Could you live a week of your life without your smartphone?
Of course not

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