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Is smartphone the death of conversation?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2012-5-29 16:32:28 |Display all floors

As our meeting places fall silent, save for tapping on screens, it seems we have mistaken ubiquitous connection for the real thing.

I first noticed it in a restaurant. The place was strangely quiet, and at one table a group seemed deep in prayer. Their heads were bowed, their eyes hooded and their hands in their laps. I then realised that every one, young and old, was gazing at a handheld phone. People strolled the street outside likewise, with arms crooked at right angles, necks bent and heads in potentially crippling postures. Mothers with babies were doing it. Students in groups were doing it. They were like zombies on call. There was no conversation.

Illustration by Satoshi KambayashSimon Jenkins
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/apr/26/everyone-connected-death-of-conversation


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Post time 2012-5-29 16:49:38 |Display all floors
Smartphone brings much convenience to our life.It shorten the distance between each other.However we communicate by tapping instead of speaking.

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Post time 2012-5-30 10:24:28 |Display all floors
smartphone is a two-edged sword ,it shorten the physical distance between us , but it sometimes increase the distance of our heart.

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Post time 2012-5-30 10:43:50 |Display all floors
Smartphone is a two-edged sword.It brings much convenience to our life,it shorten the distance between each other ,it shorten the physical distance between us , but it sometimes increase the distance of our heart cause of no conversation.

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Post time 2012-5-30 12:46:48 |Display all floors
There is a lot of discussion these days about artificial intelligence machines and their relation to human intelligence.I think people should be appropriate to use smartphone, mobile phones can not indulge in every day, rational use of mobile phones

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Post time 2012-5-30 13:00:57 |Display all floors
weird English hard to understand

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Post time 2012-5-30 13:05:51 |Display all floors
conversation is a thing of human ourselves ,smartpnone's influent is an exsternal reason.although we would be influenced by it unguardedly, would tapping on the screens or watching on it,then forget to communicate with friends、family or other peopel around us,in fact many of us have found this problem ,is that ture ?so i think once we have know the problen ,we would change and control ourselves to become intoxicated in smartphone .so the key of the problem is not smartphone ,is ourselves ,we can't change ,conversation would die .

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