When I saw this, it REALLY clicked in!  So obvious and yet so much a part of our everyday lifestyle….but what have we become?  

By LARISA BROWN

PUBLISHED: 13:58 EST, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 19:13 EST, 6 January 2013

Long, long ago, a telephone was a way of contacting somebody if they happened to be at home. Now, the phone has become a 24/7 necessity.

These images capture how mobile phones have changed the way we interact with the world around us.

Society has become fixated by a hand-held device that has transformed the way we communicate, enabling us to send instant messages, photographs, audio recordings and videos to friends and family across the globe.

With access to the internet, applications, games and even banking on a mobile, people rarely spend a moment looking up at their surroundings.

Instead, with their head’s bowed down, they become mesmerised by technology, to the point where playing on their mobile phone supersedes interacting with others.

The photographs were taken by a mobile researcher from Finland who has captured people from all walks of life on their mobile phones.

The rest of the work is available here

Never look up: Mobile technology has changed the way we interact with the world around us
Never look up: Mobile technology has changed the way we interact with the world around us

Fixated: Mobile technology has changed the way we interact with the world around us

 

 

The images show that more and more people don't interact with people around them and instead stay fixed on their mobile phone
A person stops in the street to look at their mobile phone

People stop in the middle of the street to check their mobile phone and communicate with friends and family

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2258030/We-look-Photographs-capture-way-mobile-phones-changed-way-interact-world-us.html#ixzz2HPJnAzZP
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