The Danger of Digits and Digitalization

“Wow, already 28 likes and three comments,” she thought, proud of having run five miles in less than 45 minutes for the first time. But still only 291 Instagraph followers, she checked to her disappointment, for the fifth time that day.

Stepping off bus number 247 and onto Radford Road, she was still looking at the screen of her new I-phone 11, when she was hit by a 12-ton truck.

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About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.
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4 Responses to The Danger of Digits and Digitalization

  1. Right?! How can you see a gorgeous sunset if your face is glued to your phone?

    • Many a potential relationship was stopped in their hopeful tracks because I dared to voice some criticism of mobile phones and the addition thereto.

      But then, sunsets are my nemesis more generally, it seems:
      https://andreasmoser.blog/2015/04/28/why-i-never-get-a-second-date/

    • I spent part of our 2020 lockdown doing a “Sciencey Stuff Project”, tracking the “apparent movement of the Sun from north to south” between the Solstices. As a side project I tracked the Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction, explaining that they only appeared to be close together, that if they’d somehow actually gotten that close, we wouldn’t be here to see it.😂😂😂

    • :D :D
      I wish I had known that last part, to be a killjoy on the night that everyone was watching the planets.

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