My parents saw my graduation through a camera lens; the crowd in St Peter’s Square watched Pope Francis make his first public appearance through their iPhones. Suffice to say, people no longer look at stuff.
Last week at the Brixton O2, Wesley Schultz (lead singer of the Lumineers, because I know you were wondering) told the crowd to “put down your phones and cameras and just be human for a while”.
I agree, Wesley.
Mobile is changing the way we view things. It appears to have become more important to capture an event and share it later, than to appreciate what’s happening at the time.
Just another example of technology supplanting the human mind. Shame, really.
By Caitlin Alvey