Here’s the comedian Louis C.K., with some remarkably insightful remarks on the popularity of smart-phones and the human condition.
Blaise Pascal said: “All of man’s misfortune comes from one thing, which is not knowing how to sit quietly in a room”. We would rather see, or do, almost anything rather than be forced to look inside ourselves.
We have more ways to distract ourselves today than any generation of humans has ever had, and we seize them eagerly, and with increasing desperation. As a result, entire civilizations are drifting into oncoming traffic.