Do you act like this in public /g/ ?
Are we brainwashed by technology?
>hurrr technology antisocial blah blah blah
I never use my phone in the subway, I just listen to Kpop on my Sansa Clip+™
The only time I use my phone like that is while working out. While waiting for something, I either use a regular computer or just enjoy real life and think about things. Spending time idle for a while and thinking usually helps me analyze current problems and sometimes helps me come up with solutions.
You're one of those people that bother me on the bus I'm assuming. Shut the fuck up. I don't want to talk to you but I don't want you to throw a tantrum on the bus when I tell you to shut the fuck up.
People didn't read newspapers at restaurants and bars, they used to actually have conversations.
It's not about strangers. People are absorbed into their phones even when they're around friends and family.
>People are absorbed into their phones even when they're around friends and family.
That's a different case. Socializing with friends and family is good.
Annoying me when I don't know you is a different thing.
Be more specific.
>sitting on bus
>some social butterfly approaches me out of the blue and initiates a conversation
>oh, if someone who doesn't know me thinks they need my personal attention surely it must be for something important
>they start asking me inane questions about parts of my life irrelevant to them
>they start telling me inane things about the weather, their day, etc
>what the fuck, why are they asking me these things and telling me this shit no one cares about?
>try to keep my answers as short as possible so as to not give them more fuel
>finally they stop talking
>they're looking at me expectantly
>realize they're waiting for me to say some words at them
>can't think of anything worth saying
>get off at the next stop and wait for the next bus
Fuck these people. If you don't have anything worthwhile to say then why the fuck would you approach a stranger and start blithering on about nonsense?
I have noticed that almost all of the people who asked me for directions on the street in the past couple of years have been female, and where they weren't attractive they looked like at least they might have been less than a decade ago.
>2007 is the year the world went to shits
I doubt you were born before then.
I'm the most tech literal person I know amongst my friends, yet I'm the one who usually fiddles the least with his phone when in company of others.
I'm actually very aware of this behaviour, and I actively try to avoid using my phone when interracting with others (physically). I find it rude, so I don't practice it myself.
this may be hard for americans to grasp but in some cultures you don't talk to random strangers unless you are mentally deranged
>anime reaction face
Oh, you're a shitlord. Thanks for the heads up.
Regardless, if you weren't a petulant child, you'd know that 2007 was the year that smartphones entered the general public consciousness.
>take the bus to class one day
>see some loser on the bus
>smells like shit so the 3 seats to his left and right are vacant
>feel bad for him so I decide to sit and talk to him since he's obviously never had a friend that wasn't in his guild or an anonymous person
>He sees my samsumg phone and scoffs at me
>mfw he lowers his fedora to his brow
>mfw he whips out learn python the hard way and buries himself into the first chapter, clearly trying to avoid any further social interaction
kek was this you?
so basically what you are saying is unless you're talking to a girl or an attractive guy you'd rather be on 4chan?
kek as long as you don't wonder why you have no friends
I used to either play snake on my nokia 3310 or play gameboy while waiting for the bus / train.
Even MP3 players, CD or walkmans were used in the public before phones.
Using mobile devices isn't something new that spawned in the last century.
Yeah. Its nornal playing games on my phone
>HURRR I KNOW BEETTAR THEN UU
Even with the le fedora meme painted over it, you're still the insufferable one in the story. Good job.
Yes, I don't want to talk to you. Stop thinking you're doing anyone a favor by annoying them.
Ever thought about that those "childs" becoming adults are a big part of this problem? Many older people tend to ignore their phones pretty often in public, I don't remember my father pulling out his phone to check facebook while eating at a restaurant for example.
>turns out people enjoy interaction with other human beans
Good for you? People enjoy sex, do you feel the need that you're the hero to provide that? No, no one wants sex from you or talk to you.
Everyone's also wearing clothes. Like, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.
What the fuck, right? That's unnatural. Brainwashing. Why aren't we in the forest? Why aren'tw e int he caves? Fuck life quality-improving technology, fuck it fuck it I fear it it's bad it's just WRONG
Here in the north, we have a fuckhuge personal space.
People don't talk to strangers and we basically don't want to have anything to do with each other.
Pic related, how we wait for bus in Finland.
If someone talks to you on the street, they are most likely on drugs and want something from you.
well i enjoy sex, i could try to have sex with someone but if she dont wanna i just go away
that guy enjoyed talking and he tried to talk to you but u didnt wanna, but u left instead
>People are absorbed into their phones even when they're around friends and family.
This is disgusting to me. I just want to grab their phone and stomp it sometimes.
The person would just slowly inch away from you.
We do this pretty much subconsciously.
This is how we ride on the bus/subway.
We'll avoid sitting next to each other as long as possible.
>saving as .jpg
this is the future you asked for
no, its cramped af during rush hour, and there's a lotta cuties in my city than most (Toronto waddup). It's not as good as it seems though, because most of the time its a smelly neckbeard or some fob indian with curry-perfumed sweat rubbing on you.
This. I use my phone when I'm working out. I listen to loud music so that I can drown out the loud TV that the cardio bunnies are watching.
I record my set on my calendar app and take note of the time to rest for a proper 3-5 while focusing on deep, even breathing to recharge from the intense anaerobic exercise that I just executed.
you, yourself curate what information and skills could be had from the smartphone. unlike a tv (where the program is fixed), a smartphone is as useful as you can make it.
brainwashed, i think you dont understand the meaning of that word m8.
In Balkans, we pick the empty seats, but the ones farther from the window.
That way when someone gets in the bus, first they check for empty seats, then for the seats they can get to without brushing against another person or asking them if it's occupied, and only then they choose the most decent looking person to jump over to get to the empty seat.
No one is "compelled" to be on their smartphone on the bus or waiting for the bus.
If it's not their phone, it's a book. If not a book, I'm staring into space/out the window.
None of those involve talking to strangers.
>not seeing the OPs pic
the action or state of forcing or being forced to do something; constraint.
an irresistible urge to behave in a certain way.
also your own post by your own admission you are compelle to be on a phone or a book. Only if you dont them then you will sit quietly.
It's not an irresistible urge to use my phone, because I'd be doing something else.
Sometimes I do do something else.
I'm also not forced into doing it, as I do other things as well.
In theory. In reality, however, you can either do standard mobile phone stuff, or you can do "smart" stuff like playing games or connecting to the internet and looking at memes and porn pics.
It's not about interacting with other people. It's about them feeling the urge to be alienated from the immediate reality.
No one is feeling some urge, you're being dramatic.
The bus stop and the bus ride are boring. Of all the options available to someone, talking to some ugly stranger is not high on the list of things they want to do.
the action to be on the smartphone is rationing your time. the alternative as someone above said, is to stare at the wall.
before the smartphone people used to read papers, magazines and books
but not everyone had one on them at all times, there comes the illusion that something has changed or 'brainwashed'.
Difference is that everyone has a smartphone, its rational to use it.
Also a good point from above, to create a personal space in crowded situations.
so if anything its a helpful tool for at least two reasons.
Its a sad indictment on the current level of human awareness when the only other option is to stare at a wall.
I would suggest there are forces controlling us we are scarce aware of.
On the most obvious level you are of course right, why not use our phones? Hence we have rows of people doing that and never questioning what they are really doing or being compelled to do.
well, yes. if you go deeper into it, problem arises, why are the people sitting in rows like cattle, why do they find the need to distance themselves from people around them etc.
but thats another question.
you've got a brain I assume, use it.
>Do you act like this in public /g/ ?
No. Though that's mostly because I have nothing to do on my phone.
I mostly just space out or if I'm sitting down for longer periods, read a book.
There's nothing to rationalize here. You're pretending like this is some blight on humanity because the train is boring and people are using their phones.
Get over yourself, no one wants to talk to you.
I rarely carry anything with me when I go by train and if I need to take something with me it's usually in my backpack.
I haven't used a mobile phone in years and I love it.
I just stare in front of me or look around the station, watching people and trains passing by and the occasional pidgeon, it's alright and calming in a way.
>posts of /g/
>asks if he's brainwashed by technology
>be in the bus reading a book
>I am in a section that is 4 seats looking 2 by 2
>friend with friends lament over how everyone is glued to their phone
>put down myne
>extend my hand and present myself
>enjoy a brief chit chat as I am making my way to my destination
I tried another time, I sat near someone, it was a girl, I presented myself but she did not respond, so I went back to my telephone and after a while spent in complete silence she switched seat, how rude.
i am not a shy person but this actually looks like a goddamn nightmare
I hate interacting with anyone who isn't already my friend and that kind of thing is actually not bad at all. There's a sort of isolation and impersonality in a crowd like that which makes it tolerable.
I just presented myself, you know hello, but if you think that is inane shit I guess you hate everyone, also if you actually bothered to process what I wrote you would have understood that my point was that, she was being rude by switching seat just for no real reason other than my presence, she even went more far from the door.
In the UK it's like this. In the south speaking to a stranger is the worst fucking thing you can do. They hate being bothered. Up north everyone seems to want to speak to you. You can't even wait for a bus without being hassled by someone.
good luck with your new prez mate, is infortunate what you had, truly a slap in the face of the nation whose roots create democracy.
So is a normal thing? Isnt it funny how in vidya RPGS we are compelled to speak to everyone but IRL most of us wont.
I also often wonder just how does the MC approaches those folks?
What really fucking bothers me about germans is that they went through this, exactly fucking this, but even worse and then everyone helped them even though the gassed 6 million jews.
And WE are the bad guys.
>hunched over their tiny screens
BIG PHONE MASTER RACE
it wasnt exactly the same. you, just dont know how to collect taxes and balance your finance. seriously you fail to collect the majority of taxes and instead take out more loans on the eu credit card, which is a joined account. either you would have to leave the union or the union need to have power to dictate your laws and regulations. which means a centralized eu. TAXES YOU LAZY FUCKS, PAY THEM. its not about germany, its the whole eu.
in Greece, in a bus, I've seen strangers arguing and more and more people joining in. Soon, the whole bus is arguing like hell.
Bus stops, everybody goes silent, people go out.
Is this normal in Greece or...?
I go out of my way to not be like that. Sometimes I'll leave my cell at home and just bring a book or something. it pisses me off when I'll be out with my girlfriend and she'll be buried in her phone at a dinner or something. Everything in moderation.
There's an anime board for shit fuckers like him, this isn't an anime website anymore, it's just a place for weirdos and some interests. This is tech, post a picture of a CPU reacting to a bad motherboard. Blue screens.
I remember you from the other thread, with that persona 4 screenshot on your phone, merely pretending to play
I spend 5-6 hours in public transportation every day. Expecting people to be interested in talking to other people is something you quickly turn back on. Rarely can you have an interesting conversation, the person next to you might jump off 5 minutes later anyway.
I prefer a completely silent train to anything. Just put in my IEMs and write some code or read a book. Using your phone in public for something other than calls has never appealed to me.
This part where everyone who talks to you is on drugs / intoxicated is true as well. The only time when I willingly talk to strangers is when I had a few too many beers that day.
My problem with this isn't that they're being anti-social, it's that people are unable to be alone with themselves anymore. As soon as they are alone without the internet, they cry about being bored and depressed.
When i'm waiting around for things, i like to use the time to THINK about stuff.
niggas know you mean business. you can observe but you have a bubble of ( fuck off i cannot hear you nor do i want to )
some cunts talk anyways
you just gotta upgrade your fuck level to nothing
you know whats more progressive than thinking about stuff? learning about stuff
i don't give a shit what kind of daydreaming fuckboyism you are on in your daily life-- i want solitude so i can research the topics i actually give a fuck about during my travel time in public transit. or anywhere for that matter. the internet isn't some fuckin plague sapping our lifeforce, it is the ultimate potential for enrichment through collective knowledge and it IS the ultimate example of sharing. if that is antisocial then you are a faggot
>my martial arts training
TOP. FUCKING. KEK.
You're a /g/ oldfag, aren't you?
I said i have no issue with it being anti-social.
Using it to learn it great, good for you. I am a programmer and i often use the time thinking about how to improve algorithms or do things better, so it's really in the same vein as you.
My point was that most people struggle to be alone. They literally get depressed within 5 minutes of having nothing to do. This is really really pathetic.
there have always been people like that in the world, they just didn't have smartphones
you better believe they were always on the regular phone though, and before that they would always be around someone to talk to
some people just can't be alone
Reminds me of my sister's 4 year old daughter, she can't go 5 minutes with Netflix (which she can't pronounce for shit, cause kids add stupid chimpanzees). It's depressing to watch, back in my days (now I sound like a grandpa) kids actually found something to do with little! I'm so fucking pissed at kids and their parents to who are fucking pussies.
what are you autistic? this whole website is for stupid shit like that
i have it now, too much acid, whenever i fixate my eyes on anything things start melting, i cant space out or i literally start ''tripping'' (not fun, just visual hallucinations)
I'm kinda impressed that melonpan found a gf that would put up with all of his gay shit.
>m so fucking pissed at kids and their parents to who are fucking pussi
My problem is with my girlfriend. She's constantly on facebook on her phone. Shes in these groups (which are admittedly really good groups with intelligent and interesting discussion). But as soon as shes alone, she starts complaining about being bored and sad.
I guess it'd be appropriate to ask this on /g/. Is there any way i could limit her phone/laptop to only be able to access facebook for 1 hour per day, at a set time?
I got a pair of large, over-the-ear bluetooth headphones like beats but half as much. Not only can i get full bass like you wouldn't believe, it's like having a movie theater around your head when you watch movies.
Also, people know they can't get through to you so they leave you alone.
>dat spaghetti I get when a qt asks me for directions
it's worse when I got the headphones on and rush to take them off.
and then give them bad directions since i'm pockets are overfilling with spaghetti.
women use cell phones as an electronic leash&collar to keep tabs on their men so i only use my phone for work and keep it turned off the rest of the time and when a girlfriend gives me shit for that i immediately break up with her
I don't mind it for public transportation, but it's fucking obnoxious if I go out with friends to eat dinner. There's always one asshole who plays on his cellphone while everyone else is chatting.
Makes me wonder why he even bothered coming with us in the first place.
I remember the first time a friend of myne watched Empire Strikes back, he was on the phone the whole time.
And every night his GF calls him for good night. Is such a thing so necessary? It makes us look bad compared to those that didnt have phones.
what does it mean if you sometimes when focusing really hard on something start seeing everything else around it under a white fog?
so you're saying when you're completely sober, you start to hallucinate when spacing out? Specifically on acid, you start to lose depth perception and hallucinate color changes if staring into one thing for a bit, but that shit never happens sober. The /most/ would be some HPPD, like static/snow appearing on blank walls, or not being able to tell if it's raining outside, but theres no way in hell shit starts "melting" when you're just staring at it sober. Tripped on acid, mushrooms, dxm, diphenhydramine, dmt, fucking benzedrex probably 70 times collectively and the most I get is some static
>Even if we had no phones, no mp3 players, no newspapers or anything else, we would just sit silently on public transportation.
That's pretty much what the London underground is like when you're in a carriage where no-one has a mp3 player, book, or phone out. Everyone just blankly fixated at something which is not someone else and avoiding eye contact.