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I Forgot My Phone – new video offers a plaintive reminder of how we are becoming dominated by our phones

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We loves us our phones, no question. The convenience, the power, the sheer insane usefulness of these little miracle tools makes us total devotees of the small screen. But deep within our brain, lurking down where the tooth fairy lives, is the realization that sometimes we let the phone take over a little too much of our lives. Texting, emailing, searching, photographing…sometimes we forget to let go and just enjoy the moment. Know what we mean?

So it’s interesting to see this new video do the rounds (nearly 17m views so far), which clearly wants us to reevaluate our relationship with the phone, and with each other. I Forgot My Phone may come across as a little preachy to those who are sensitive to the issue, but it’s simply pointing out a true fact. Some of us…all right many of us, are becoming too phone obsessed to be healthy.

When performers start moaning about their audience spending all their time filming rather than enjoying, you know you have a problem. Anyway, take a look and see if it resonates with you. We’re going to go out and spend some quality time with Mrs Miggins down the road now, and leave the handset at home. No wait, we need the GPS…rats.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


2 Comments

  • I could not have seen this video without my phone…

    • Good point. :)

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