Smart phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, iwatches, gps, it never ends. Everyday on the train I am the only person not staring at a phone or with headphones on ignoring the world. At a large family gathering this past weekend every person there was at some point glued to their phones or ipads checked social media or texting other people. When did we become so connected digitally but so disconnected with the world around us, the real world? Yes I own a phone, a basic one, no internet browser or apps on it. It stays off unless I need to make a call. Yes I own a ipad, i use it to browse the internet but I limit myself to 1 hour a day to a max of 5hrs per week. I dont take it anywhere, it stays at home, and I could definitely live without it. I didnt purchase it, was a xmas gift from my mother who doesnt understand that I dont need to stay constantly digitally connected like everyone else. I dont have any social media accounts and I only use email to sign up for a couple of websites I use including STP. How many people here feel the same and get irked when theyre walking down the street and every other person you pass is hunched over staring at their device of choice? Is it just me?