Haunting images that make you think

I find these images so haunting, and so true.

I love technology because I can keep touch with my family and friends all over the world. I can carry a library of books, photographs and music, my money, my calendar, and my loved ones with me in my phone.

I love technology because it has enabled me to carry on working and meeting at-risk friends digitally in a world where ‘normal’ as we knew it has crumbled.

But on the other hand, seeing small children trying in vain to attract the attention of their Snapchatting parent on a train is very sad. Usually the child is full of curiosity and wants nothing other than to be seen and listened to. But it is as though they are invisible.

Last year we saw a small child on a bicycle wobbling along the wall of the canal where we live, calling out for his father to look at his progress. The father in question was so engrossed in his phone that he did not notice a thing – even when the little boy almost wobbled his bicycle all the way into the canal.

I wonder if technology will mean that we end up being unable to interact face to face?

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

2 thoughts

  1. Janet, I cannot agree more. We are turning into zombies with our addiction to our :devices”. Myself, I use a Filofax purchased in 1994, and a flip-phone purchased circa 2007-08., and I read The New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, and the weekend Financial Times So far I have no problem keeping appointments or being where I am supposed to be for whatever. It all works for me.

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