Few people ever seem to talk on phones. Fewer still seem to talk to those in the same room.
At a party I witnessed a group of four people (all seemed to be friends) sitting at table. No conversation or eye contact. They were heavily focused on their screens.
I walked by the large picture window of an upscale bar.... several people sitting at tables, staring at phones. This was a bar with well dressed attractive people who were ignoring each other to look at electronic devices.
I wonder if we could start a movement at SXSW for just the thirty minutes from 12:00 - 12:30 PM on Monday where people would stop looking at screens and speak to other humans?
Doubtful that it would catch on, but I will be the one person not using an app or sending a tweet at lunchtime on Monday.
Have A Great Day.