Lately I’ve noticed that my girlfriend and I are gradually spending more and more time on our phones, and enjoying each other’s company less and less. It always starts out in the same exact way too. Someone will get a notification, they check their phone and fall deep into the abyss. This gives the other person only one option, to pull out their phone and do the same.
This obviously isn’t the best way a couple should be spending their time together, but we’re so accustomed to this behavior in our every day lives. Moreover, we develop these habits around our devices, and we become so enthralled by them that we’re not even aware of the moment that we’re being taken away from.
The one positive thing about this experience is that it gave me an idea. I’m developing a product that would allow people to focus less on their phones, and more on what’s happening around them.
Imagine a box of some sort, maybe sitting in a living room, or even on a dinner table. A couple, or maybe two friends are about to sit down for a meal. Right before they take their seats, they place their phones inside, closing the lid. They both sit and enjoy the moment with no distractions or notifications. To ensure no interruptions, the inside of the box is lined with material that blocks cell pone signals creating an environment that is focussed on what technology was meant to improve, human connection.
There is a lot to work out, but I like where this is going. I’d love to get some opinions on this if you have them. @leroytellez
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More about it: eva solo
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