Not So Smart Phones


A lack of envir-
onmental awareness can
be life threatening


Absorption in technology and a lack of environmental awareness is becoming so chronic that traffic accidents due to driver distraction have doubled in recent times. Fights are being started as people on smartphones get in each other’s way.

No so smart.

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on October 10, 2014, in Senryu and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. Maybe the phones are smarter than the people who own them. We’ve had people killed here, all because they were playing with a phone instead of paying attention. It’s sad in many ways.

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  2. dawnofdivinerays

    Reblogged this on Dawn of Divine Rays.

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  3. My daughter was just blogging about this very thing!

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  4. As much as I have come to depend on my “smart phone” – I always remember – people first! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  5. Before long someone is going to come up with national turn off day. People are connected and disconnected.

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  6. Smart words, Ben…I have a feeling that all these conveniences will bite us in the butt in the future. ๐Ÿ™‚ I worry about brain cancer with cells, etc…and it urks me when I see someone cross the street totally immersed in their cell, with complete faith in drivers. Many have lost their lives because of this; there’s no common sense in it, at all…I could on and on… ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Personally I seem to manage perfectly well without a mobile phone. And it isn’t simply the emf phone radiation itself that concerns me either; we are now all drowning in an emf soup generated by these (virtually) omnipresent towers. As you see I am using the UK term. OTOH, as an admitted frequent employer of wordplay I must say that I do see a certain depth, and perhaps accuracy, in the designation “cell” phone. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  7. It’s becoming a major problem here too. And on a less dangerous side, (though socially it’s just as dangerous) passersby don’t make eye contact anymore – not even with a child they might be pushing in a stroller or taking for a walk. They’re learning early what’s “important”.

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  8. This is all too true. I have to say that I’m partially guilty of this, though I try really hard to look up as much as possible when I’m on my phone and walking at the same time. Not sure it’ll help once everyone’s got google glasses either. Whenever I can I actually stop to finish my “phone-business” before I keep walking, but sometimes you’re in a double hurry.

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