Overcast
47FOvercastFull Forecast

Cellphone dependency

To the Editor:

Obsessive Cellphone Dependency, or OCD ... what is with everyone enslaving themselves to their cellphone? Seems folks have allowed the cellphone to be their master, allowing even a possible wrong number to stop what they are pursuing to answer.

Recall the Pavlov Dog experiment, every time the bell rang ...

We have become so afraid/incapable of personal conversation that there are colleges that offer courses on personal communication (i.e. talking face to face to one another).

That is scary.

I once witnessed a family of five sitting in a restaurant, each on their respective cellphone and not talking to one another! Is this our brave new world?

Albert Einstein was right when he declared, “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” Was Einstein prescient?

Frank Musial

McHenry

Comments

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Northwest Herald.

More News

Comments

Reader Poll

Do you think the U.S. Postal Service should continue Saturday mail delivery?
Yes
No