People watching has changed since the advent of texting.
People look like they're 'alone' but so often they're engaged in conversation with others that you just can't see.
They become somewhat 'oblivious' to what's happening around them.
They 'tune out of life' and into their little machines.
I'm guilty too.
I've had to shut my phone off or turn it to silent when I'm out shooting the streets.
The distraction is too much.
It takes me away from observing what's going on around me.
Everyone is so 'connected' these days.
Each of us like a single 'neuron' in an intelligent system firing off bits of information or receiving them throughout our day.
I had bigger dreams than being a 'synapse' in life.
More and more I see 'freedom' as tuning out of all of the bullshit and the disruptions.
I wonder sometimes...
is all of this technology making life better...
or is it taking something away?