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WanderingEng  ·  345 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

Kevin Drew from Broken Social Scene is known for dispensing little odd nuggets during shows. I was going to call it "wisdom," but it's really more like his thoughts on life condensed down into six or so words that make you think. The conclusion might be "that doesn't make sense," or "I don't get it," but I always like it.

When I saw them two weeks ago, he said something about smart phones and constantly being connected. His statement was "We got fooled, people." I think he's right.

The only social media I use is Instagram. It's nice being away from the chaos of Facebook and Twitter. I'm not ready to give up my smart phone; things like maps are just too useful. But I do like the idea of trying to make myself pay less attention to it.