Getting out of your chair at home to experience something in the real world has started to become a rare occurrence. -Jack White, White Stripes
That was pulled from a recent Verge article where White, who was recently appointed as Record Store Day Ambassador, makes the observation that people tend to resist real world experiences in favor of the virtual experiences they get from 1’s and 0’s – like MP3’s, video games and the Internet.
I think there’s some truth to that. A regular theme that I touch upon within my comics is that sense of alienation – how despite technology, people are now arguably more disconnected from one another when it comes to face-to-face contact. Go to a restaurant, and you’ll see a table full of teens staring at their screens – preferring to text rather than talk. I think certain people feel more of a connection to their devices than they do with real people.
What do you think? Are we more connected because of technology, or is technology in some way, making us more disconnected?
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