Friday, October 24, 2014

The Zoned Out Zombie

I was thinking about Kubey and the article we read for class. I couldn't believe that on average people spend at least 3 hours watching some type of T.V. or entertainment. I thought about my family and my cousins came to mind. They spend so much of their time watching T.V., playing video games, and on social media. When we discussed addiction and how people who are addicted spend most of their time thinking about their addiction well my cousins all they talk about is the T.V, show they love. You would think the characters were their friends. Its crazy how many people are like them and are constantly on their phones instead of engaging in human interactions. 
I wonder how all this television watching and lack of communication will affect the rising generation. I know my cousins have trouble communicating and I know there are other kids just like them. It will be interesting to see how jobs change and how many different jobs will arise due to television and technology.

1 comment:

  1. I like to think I'm outside of the effects of TV and Video Games. I do like to play games. I use them to relax and escape the worries of whatever is going on. But while I've been in school, I've noticed that I have to put gaming on the back burner, so I can focus on my classes and grades. I find myself thinking about gaming often, because I miss being able to play whenever I want to. Instead I have a paper or project to work on. I guess that is a sign of addition, or it could be a reaction to not being able to use that as a release of stress. Either way, I can see what you mean about people using TV and Video Games all of the time and not being able to socialize. Luckily, I'm not stuck on my phone all of the time. I see it as a tool, not a toy. I use it to communicate, and that is about all.