A thoughtful missive from Kate on what impact the iPhone– and the smartphone– will have on humanity.
Some of the smartphone’s impact is being felt already. Television viewing is down. Internet access has exploded. People are able to communicate and share– for good and bad— more information and do so instantly.
OK, what’s the good?
We have a supercomputer of sorts that fits into our pockets. That computer has access to more than one million applications and carries an excellent camera for photos and videos, as well as a microphone, and options to do face-to-face communication with almost anyone anywhere else on the planet.
And the bad?
The amount of information that flows into and through our smartphones to us comes so quickly and in such volume that we have yet to adapt– or, at least, far too much of humankind has yet to learn to adapt– and filter it to our benefit. People believe the rubbish spewed out by the likes of right-wing, alt-right, and so-called progressive libtards that a growing percentage of people do not understand the difference between news, fake news, and opinion.
Ah, fake news.
I see physical and addictive issues already, not to mention the psychological problems that lie under the surface of those strained necks.
Chiropractors must love iPhone users.
We don’t know where the smartphone is taking humankind but count me among those worried about the journey and the destination.