This weekend I spent time with a good friend and her three little boys; 8, 6 and 4. These boys are extremely rowdy and the last time I saw them about 2 months ago, they could not sit still. Since then, their father bought them all a new toy: tablets. The majority of the time they were awake they spent playing on their tablets. Only during dinner, when their mom made them put down their tablets, were they playing and talking with the grown-ups. Are these kids going to miss out on the world because of their technology?
I Forgot my Phone, made by Charlene deGuzman, is a true interpretation of what our technology driven society has come to. Many would argue that our constant ability to have the world at our finger tips through our smart phones or tablets truly connects us to the rest of the world. But to what expense are we able to do this? Are we, as a result, isolating ourselves from actually experiencing the world the around us?