*Editor’s Note* – Last evening I was watching a hockey game on TV. The game was between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers. Early in the game, there was a severe hit by one player onto another in the corner of one end of the ice. The result of this action was a fist fight between the two players. Of course the broadcasters kept repeating the video footage of the hit and the ensuing fisty-cuffs. But, what was hilariously funny was what was going on in the seats immediately behind the glass where the fracas was taking place. “Fans” (I doubt they were really fans) were not reacting to any of the play and fighting. They weren’t even watching, because they had their faces stuck in their (prison) cell phones. Zombie Masses? You bet.
Addiction to mobile devices is a growing problem in America. It’s gotten to the point where people are so distracted that they will walk right into traffic, fall off train platforms, or even fall right off a cliff.
As Americans plug their entire existence into their mobile devices, they give away the now, sacrificing the present moment, and sometimes sacrificing their lives.