LOOKING DOWN: HOW OUR DEVICES ARE CONTROLLING US

Human Hand Holding White Samsung Duos Android Smartphone

“We have to put in down at some point.”


too wired in

We are in a time period where we are consumed with our smart devices. You walk down any city street and all you see are people looking down at their phones. Even in your car you’ll see people driving holding their cell phones. So why have we become so wired into our technology? We don’t even converse anymore because I remember not long go seeing a young couple out for dinner where they were both on their cell phones. And what’s even more odd, they probably were conversing with each other. Shockingly enough, yes, people in a younger demographic talk through phones sitting right across from each other. So what are the long lasting implications of always being so tapped into a piece of technology?

miss those little tactile moments

At every stage of technological advancement, we miss out on something. And the things we miss out most are those little moments that we sink in and remember for a lifetime. It’s like dating in society where you have had to go through a series of moments in order to get to know someone. Now we just jump straight into a situation where we miss out on all those build up times. So when you look back and reflect, you can say to yourself I did this and that which brought me to you. Now, you don’t even connect because everything is rushed. So as time go on, how will you be able to appreciate the time you first met someone.

missed opportunities

As a photographer and indie filmmaker, for me to walk around society looking down would be a big problem. You get your best ideas taking notice to the things that the masses pass on. If your eyes are looking down, then you miss the beauty face up, or even in the sky. But outside of this, the biggest concern would have to be the job opportunities that you miss out on because there is no eye contact. If you notice talking to someone from a generation that is current they have a hard time maintaining this eye engagement because the communication is lost. Now, not all hope is fully lost because the technology can be used as a positive. Since we are so technologically connected we can use that as a means to better communicate.


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Author: faheemjackson44

I am from Racine, Wisconsin where I was raised until I graduated high school back in the year 2006. That entire time growing up in my mother's house, I was a student athlete. My goal was to embark on a general business career or athletics. But injuries through sports stopped a sports path, so I decided upon business with a focus in marketing. While attending undergraduate school at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, I began to write screenplays in my senior year. At first it was for fun, but I quickly learned writing allow me to transfer negative energy into characters I created. This led to a decrease in depressing mood swings, which in turn boosted my quality of life. After undergraduate school in May of 2011, I move to New York City for graduate school. While pursuing my MBA, I continued to write screenplays, but always wanted to write novels as well. I finished graduate school back in the year 2014, but wrote screenplays until I began thinking of my first short film, first First Day Fears. While finishing my fifth feature length screenplay, I started to write my first novel this year. So far, I have finished my first short film and working on my next one (Freedomless Speech), and recently self published my first novel (The Boy Who Could Talk To God) and short stories book (Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Volume 1). My feature length screenplays have been put on temporary hold to finish my short films and books, but I am making good progress on my sixth feature length screenplay. With year 2017 ending, I am currently writing my novel Precinct 86 and Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Vol. 2. I have started teaching myself photography and will pursuing that by summer of 2018, along with my videography, podcast later on, and more research for my documentary.

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