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15 minutes ago, transam said:
32 minutes ago, stouricks said:

Jackie's question was ALL phones or just iPHONES. Ban them all in restaurants, schools, public places, bedrooms!!!!

 

I guess you are classing all phones, Apple, Android or Windows, Samsung, Huawei, Oppo, etc etc as iPhones. 

Let's put it this way, my thread is about users being taken over by their hand held computers...

So you're not including radio transceivers, just hand-held computers?

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Technology of today is not always a good thing.

 

I remember the good old days when nobody had internet or a phone, only landlines, and not everyone had one of those. I feel that life was much more enjoyable then. Now you're always contactable, can always be given stress or hassled, when before you could sit on a bus or train and read your book in peace. You could sit on a park bench and eat your lunch in peace without your boss hassling you for the month's figures. Now they can get you anywhere.

 

Plus now, because kids know they have all the knowledge in the world inside a piece of plastic in their pocket, they don't need to bother remembering anything. In the UK particularly, kids just don't actually seem to know anything anymore, except how to use Instagram and Facebook.

 

As technology has advanced, the new generation have become so dependent on it that if it failed they would be up sh*t creek without a paddle. I wonder how many 15 year olds know how to look up a book or journal in the library? I suspect I wasted hundreds of hours doing that when studying for my exams. Now they just punch it into google and get their answer immediately. Technology has advanced but intelligence levels definitely seem to have declined.

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8 minutes ago, robblok said:

It seems logical to me phones should not be used in class. Before phones I took a book with me when I needed to travel or wait (in busses and trains) Now i got a phone. I don't see the difference.

 

Have you ever seen pics of everyone reading in a train ? It happens now people use phones nothing new. 

 

I understand that some people hate phones, my parents do too. But its a new time and things change. I am sure you did things your parents did not approve of. Its the changing of times and the only people who moan are old people. Just like it was when TV came and when Radio came ect. 

 

But sure people should not use phones when they are eating with someone. 

I'm using my phone as well, but not when we are sitting in a restaurant to beam me into a cyberworld.

 

But that's what I always see when we eat out. People are glued on their cell phones and these days they even need an external battery. 

 

  It's a great tool to kill time, but too often isn't okay. Same goes for any forums on the internet. 

 

   The expression " can't see the forest for the trees" comes to mind. 

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8 hours ago, transam said:

Of course the iPhone invention is great, opens up a new world, but are folk being overtaken by it....?  🤔

Yes.

Which is why I do not have one nor Line app.

Never been a follower just me.

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2 hours ago, robblok said:

Like many I use my phone a lot too. I love it for reading and doing stuff when i have t wait for something. Just like the people in that picture they are just killing time while waiting. I don't see anything wrong with that.

You could smell the flowers or just observe what is going on in the world around you.

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52 minutes ago, transam said:

Let's put it this way, my thread is about users being taken over by their hand held computers...😁

 

I am more concerned about becoming that other contemporary stereotype.

 

The one that sits opposite the obsessive phone user, quietly fulminating about "other people today".

 

The one that can't seem to "photoshop" the object of their obsession out of their consciousness.

 

I do not wish to be either of them.

 

Just think about Chevys, or superchargers........whatever.

 

 

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Nope!  Not overtaken. No rocket science.  Iphone is a great piece of hardware.  Just that simple.  Makes life efficient.  

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these kids are very insecure.  have to check up on social media every 5 minutes for feedback.  it's all about image these days not substance.  

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1 hour ago, buffallobill said:

I am writing this on my phone while eating my dinner, I only buy food that's easy to eat without cutting, so I don't have to put my phone down😁

Hope you took photo's of the grub first and put them on facebook before you started 😔

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the funniest I have ever seen as a family of 4 at a restaurant, the waitress asked what they wanted and all of them sent a text to the mother who just showed the waitress the screen & flicked up each response  then she just pointed at a dish in the menu, none of them actually talked to the waitress or each other the whole time they were sitting there, they were all too busy on their phones. Really have to wonder at the mental capacity of these types when they are incapable of talking and just stare at their phones, then there was the time when were on one of the islands the lady in the bungalow next to ours kept changing clothes and taking pics with her phone, she changed that many times it wasnt funny and then took heaps of pics looking all different ways in different positions as if she was some sort of model(which she wasnt), small things amuse small minds I guess

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Often I get to my favorite bar about the same time the market opens in New York.... Have my favorite girl get us some drinks, open my phone (it is an Apple iPhone), check my orders, get ready for the session.... Later i check again, some one asks what I'm doing.... dalat hoon.... enough said.   Market is good today... get us another round and ring the bell.

 

Boomers all of you if you don't understand how technology makes life better and easier.

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iPhone  brand loyalty is indicative of something not good.  I'm against apple.   I believe and support  a more open source game. What scares me are old people who say they will never use a smartphone and they can vote

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I have childhood memories of my Polish grandma scolding my mother for letting her children listen to the Beatles or the Who, or God forbid, Jimmie Hendrix.  Sometimes my brothers and I would buy a new album and wear it out playing the same side over and over and over again.  I'm of the opinion that this smartphone thing (I don't go anywhere without mine) is just another phase.  The world will survive.......but many boomers will have a hard time adapting.

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