Video shows the downside of smartphone use

Video shows the downside of smartphone use
Smartphones have changed the way people interact with each other and with the world around them. Not only are people always in touch wherever they go, having a smartphone also means being connected to events or your favorite media content. And we haven't even touched on the business aspects of owning such a device. But when you find yourself lying in bed with your significant other and your looking at your handset, well perhaps the phone becomes an intrusion at that point.

This is the subject of an independent 2 minute plus video that is titled "I Forgot My Phone". The video shows situations where a smartphone user (or users) have crossed the line. Perhaps the most telling scene is the one where a group is sitting down to eat and while one woman in the group is trying to talk face to face, the others are face down, their attention absorbed by the smartphone in their hands.

Surely we are all guilty of doing things seen in this video and you probably can remember being in similar situations. The thing is, when you are guilty of abandoning the real life in front of you for your handset, it doesn't seem like such a terrible act until you see someone else doing it.

source: charstarleneTV via Gizmodo



1. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Old video...

2. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

LOL so true...the cake part is the best.hahaha

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Ummmmmm yeah. Kinda true.

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

She really needs to get a smartphone !

5. g2a5b0e unregistered

Maybe she has one. She's probably just not a slave to it like everyone else.

7. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

You know he was kidding right?

15. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

The thing that changed that behavior for me was the notification LED. Knowing what the notification is just by the color of the LED lets me know if its important or not. Don't have to constantly check the phone to see what made it vibrate.

8. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

All I saw was that she is entirely too hot to be with that zero

10. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I never do this with my smartphone. And one time at a business lunch I noticed this with a few ppl, I just shook my head.

11. GeekMovement unregistered

Fortunately I'm none of these. As much of a smartphone tech nerd I am, I always try to consider the people around me first.

12. mariosraptor

Posts: 180; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

She needs a real Man with a capital D...

16. LindaC

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I think becasue his smartphone does not have a tattoo display

17. wizzardtech

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

so true. people just dont notice but its whats happening around them. people in third world are so blessed that they wont go thru this and contented using there nokia's

18. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

This is old video.. PA is too slow..

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