Thursday, August 14, 2014
In the recent near-futurist movie Her, one of the more amusing details is that in every scene which involves background extras, they are all staring at mobile devices. On a 5-Fulton Muni bus last week, I noticed that every person in the back of the vehicle was mesmerized by their cell phones. Most of them would look up occasionally, but the young man above sitting across from me never moved his eyes from the screen during the entire trip from Civic Center to the Financial District. Watching the newly addicted masses, my resolve never to obtain a cell phone grows stronger every day.