The Problem With Our Phones

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Claire Dim : "Remember you are made of dust and will be dust again" *sets phone wallpaper*

SylenDraws : Good thing I'm watching on my tablet instead

Educate Society : Let's not compare our phone to past devices but to how it can be used in the most optimum way. Great message!

Siddharth Patel : So should i use my pc instead??

Bulba Tube : I hate my phone; yet feel naked without it

Darkness Prevails : They don''t keep a charge for more than 2 hours. Thats the problem with our phones.

SylenDraws : I feel like one day humanity will just be people hooked up to a super computers who's only purpose is to please us

That Habit Guy Channel : The problem with a phone is that I know, via the internet, I have a record of anything that's ever happened in human history. It can solve any problem, answer any question, reach out to anyone that I've ever known. And still I use it to kill cartoon pigs with cartoon birds.

Fuzzy Pixelz : They're a double-edged sword with the right edge hidden from most of us.

Matt : Giving up my phone for 3hrs a week has helped create a lot of difference, especially with being calm and more open. No one is saying let go of tech, just do a small change, it'll come a long way.

Gonzalo Gallardo : I'd love it if phones in the future became something like a customized life coach. After all, they already know everything about us.

VCG Construction : Who is watching this video on their phone right now?

Pursuit of Wonder : The argument regarding phones being distractions from the self that prevent us from being able to consider, analyze, and resolve our anxieties is interesting. My question is, what if our anxieties can not fully be resolved and removed from the self? What if sitting with our negative thoughts only serves to reinforce them? It seems everything we do in life, whether it be hanging out with friends, family, and lovers, watching TV, working long hours, drinking alcohol etc. all serve to fill our time and energy and distract us from thinking about the mere futility of the fact that we will all soon return to dust. And so how can we be selective and say that cell phones are the primary culprit of our distraction?

Abby Lyons : Phones really are amazing... but so are we!!! 💕💕💕

Continual Improvement : The problem with my phone is that it challenged Chuck Norris to a fight...

Siddharth Patel : 271th

Dantick09 : Morning notification "you are gonna die :) "

Thúy Thi : "We are all just prisoners here, of our own device"

율리야 : I use my phone to distract myself from my ongoing anxiety. And from being alone with myself. Sometimes I think being addicted to the phone as well as any other gadget is quite similar in its roots to being addicted to alcohol, drugs etc. Avoidance of suffering.

Daniel L. Lombardo : speak for yourself. I use a phone but also sometimes sit in my room and think. it's getting tiresome all this criticism directed at phones. Phones are not what we use, they are a tool for accessing, producing and manipulating information. if some lack control regarding their use, it would be some other dumb thing that same person would be doing without a phone.

All the secrets of the universe : I'm a phone addict, I want to restrict myself

amber light : We don't need more advanced phones. We just need to use them wisely. Capitalism doesn't lead to utopia, it leads to a dystopia with people having a goal of life consume, to buy things. We are not the things we've got. We are the things we do.

Al- Fenomeno17 : The visuals made it unpleasant to watch.

TrueStoryDash : FINALLY! YES

stealthkiller17 : I completely disagree. It´s not our phones, that are bad. It´s the way we use them. Also, not losing yourself in your own thoughts can be very helpful.

tektekfighterb5 : Watched this on my phone

wolven moonstone : the problem with our phones is that we use our phones as destractions rather than a tool

Prison Mike : in prison we dont have phones. you guys got a good life

dochmbi : We are going to invent technology that will transform who we are, fundamentally. Eventually we will be able to complete take control of ourselves. Perhaps have artificial bodies and brains, perhaps little tiny robots that repair us constantly from the inside, perhaps a control panel program for your own brain. Perhaps simulated realities. Either way, the days of humanity are numbered. The post-human future awaits.

MC : gimme that touch on this like button of this comment ( you sexy beast)

mango tango : m e m e n t o m o r i

luiOef : Don't even have a phone while watching this I'm using my mind so who really wins 😎😎😎

Treeman : 2meirl4meirl

Meow : That's why i don't have a phone already 5 years.

Abhilash S : I am just a cave man holding a phone..

Health Chronicle : People cannot go to poop without their phones. Thats where the problem starts. On some level, each of us knows the problem with phones, but no one has a solution. Because phones are such an integral part of who we are now. Like if you can relate to this. We also make animated health videos on our channel. Do check it out if you get a chance.

Buckyj99 : Thats a lot of BS

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anson3 : Most likely to get lost deep in these comments, but if anyone is worried about the time they spend on their phone and wants an insight into why social media is so captivating then listen Episode 71 of The Waking Up Podcast with Sam Harris entitled 'What is Technology Doing To Us?'. He interviews Tristan Harris, founder of Timewellspent.io 'Listen to philosopher Sam Harris speak with former Google design ethicist Tristan Harris about the arms race for human attention, the ethics of persuasion, the consequences of having an ad-based economy, the dynamics of regret, and other topics'. Tristan also has a 14min Ted talk 'Here's what it might look like if technology were designed to help us spend our time well'

Kyle Wilson : I would argue that it doesn't HAVE to be these things. I think that I am less a slave to my phone than ever. I think that it takes work to become that but I was just in europe for 2 weeks. I barely took any photographs. I let myself experience it all. I used it for maps but tried to keep my head up and ask people for directions. I reached out to people at home to let them know I was okay, but not to check how their last meal tasted. I think it goes back to "love people, use things. Don't mix them up."

Yuli Vale : Exceso de información, información que no vas a usar, con algunas excepciones. Solo entra cuando necesites algo muy específico que ya hayas pensado por ti mismo y estaba fuera de tu alcance. La razón esta ahí (en tu cabeza) no en esa maquina todavía imperfecta. Se supone que es una herramienta que te debería ayudar y no esclavizar. Ahora tendré horarios para encenderlo. Bye

Edward Bliss : Smartphones also give people a reason not to physically interact with other humans. Next time you go out in public--just an ordinary crowd on the street where there's no focal point, eg, no band, no sporting event, etc. A person not attached to their smartphone encountering "another" person not attached to their smartphone is most likely to feel uncomfortable or awkward. I see this all the time. A smartphone has become a security blanket. Without it, people display antisocial behavior

Daniel Kramer : Released on the same day as the Apple iPhone event. Coincidence? 🤔

Davewhch : It is all a matter of how we deal with our phones. We should choose to check our phones and not feel compelled to do it.

Jasmine : Your voice is so soothing

Sulit : I use my phone to be updated with the world around me bcz I don't trust those bustard telling lies on news channel on my TV.. n yup I'm addicted to it.. but also it makes me go outside to see the things I see online .. to go on adventures .. it's not like a jail or something to me.. but this is a device which helps me to express my self

Uju Ugwu : ok, i love the message. but can i just prasie the animation for a second! incredibly and interestingly done! quite captivating. simple, yet very detailed and well done.