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The Era of Smartphone Zombies

Updated on February 17, 2017

I simply cannot tell of a more "sheeple" generation than the one which exist today. We live in an era dominated by distraction and complete indiscipline and ballistic selfishness. People seem to care about how they look in a selfie than trying to assist someone begging for help. It is a shame how technology has turned us into walking Zombies, Smartphone Zombies that is. Here is a bit of challenge to you, simply go for a stroll somewhere or stop to have a cup of coffee at a coffee shop. Sit and examine your environment and you will notice these Zombies all over the place. Whatever they do it has to incorporate the use of their Smartphones. People today are so dumb and involve with their Smartphones that they have started to incriminate themselves by recording the crime they are about to commit or have committed on these devices. But aside from throwing their rotten zombie corpse behind bars, let's take a look at some sick things these smartphone zombies do on a daily basis.

1. Snapping a Picture of Their Meal

These zombies are so dumb that they do not know what to do with a good fried chicken with kidney beans and rice with bar-b-cue sauce. Instead of sitting and letting their taste buds get lit, they pop out their smartphones and begin snapping and yapping away at their food. Pretty soon the internet is clogged with pictures of food that people are about to eat. Then they put up stupid post like, "Having Fried Chicken." Can you imagine having friends who waste your eyesight with constant stupid notifications which pop up endlessly on your phone? It will be pretty annoying at some point. So after they snap the picture of their chicken and send it to Bush, Bill, Obama and Trump, they simply take a small bite out of their meal and leave. How God damn wasteful!

2. Taking Selfies In front of Crisis

Sometimes I see these idiots and I wish the crisis which was unfolding behind them would simply reach out and grab them by their zombie necks and draw them in. Where is the care? Where is the compassion or the interest in what is happening to other human beings? People are jumping out of burning buildings, screaming, calling for help and you are there taking a selfie with the crisis happening behind you. These Smartphone Zombies compassion is lower than Sheol. There are so many times some crisis could have ended well if they simply put down the Smartphone and commit their energy to give a helping hand.

3. Smartphone Zombies Are Unaware

There was this woman that entered a dining shop with her baby in a stroller. She ordered soup from the shop and sat down drinking her soup while messaging away on her smartphone. She sat there for 45 minutes all tangled up in the phone. The baby was sleeping so she did not pay much attention there. This lady stood up while her eyes still paste on her phone screen, went to the restroom while the baby was still in stroller and then after her 5 minute stint in the restroom she headed directly out the shop walking away with her eyes still glued in the phone, not remembering that she came in the shop with a human life other than her own. People saw what was happening and a guy ran outside and called out to her and told her she was leaving her baby! "Oh my God!" She shouted and hurried back inside to get her baby. All this time she did not put away the smartphone. She simply pushed the stroller outside, cuddled up the child and went right back to becoming a zombie.

Smartphone zombies are really unaware of their surroundings and may even walk off a precipice while sending an OMG! They walk with their eyes glued to their phones meanwhile their poor fingers beg for typing retirement. They step in manholes, get hit by cars, forget their children, bump into Lions and all other sort of negative things begin to happen when they are caught up in your phone and becomes totally unaware of your surroundings.

3. Smartphone Zombies Support Bullying

We all know that bullying is bad, but when you are bullied and you realize that instead of people backing you and confronting the bully, they simply pop out their Smartphones and begin to record the bullying session. Even though many times this helps indirectly because people will see the video and know that the person is a bully. But It would be much better to not post a person being humiliated by a bully all over the internet. It would be a hundred times better to put away that smartphone and stop the giggling and stand behind the person being bullied. By doing this you directly make the bully know that what he/she is doing is totally unacceptable. The person being bullied humiliation is not blasted worldwide and hence you provide direct upliftment and support for the "bullyee".

4. Smartphone Zombies are Death Stalkers / Will Let You Die

My friend, if you are in any accident, got stabbed or shot and is lying on the ground gaping in your own blood, you can be sure that a lot of people will come running to you. Yes, they will come running with their phones charged and ready to snap and video your life away. They will never lay a hand to help you. Some will stay silent while videoing your death, others will chat and even come for close up shots. They will video you until the last breath leavings your miserable wrinkled old body. They will video you until the ambulance reaches and pronounce you dead. But they will not put away their phones to help curtail the bleeding, they will not call the police or an ambulance, they will not carry you to the hospital, after all, doing those things do not get you "Likes, Shares, OMG's, LOL's and smiley faces.

Conclusion

Cellphones today are smart because they allow you to do much more computing than that of yester-year phones. They are sophisticated piece of devices which you should be in control of and not the other way around. My simple advise to those that have become Smartphone Zombies is that you need to be cured and I know the cure. if you ever decide to become human again, the cure is simple. Leave your phone alone.

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      SA 2 months ago from United States

      LOL...So True

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I agree. I entered my Doctor's office, it was full of Zombies, they never looked up.

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      Clive Williams 2 months ago from Nibiru

      @alwaysexploring. I know right? these zombies are everywhere!

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      Kathleen Cochran 2 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Couldn't they come packaged with a set of courtesies required for their use? Like, if you are at a table with other people, put it away. If you are around other people, don't take a call - your voice projects into a phone more than it does in a person to person conversation. If you are in an audience, turn off the ringer. If you are walking or driving, don't use it. How hard is that to learn and remember?

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      John Hansen 2 months ago from Queensland Australia

      These smart phone zombies are everywhere, Clive. I saw a program a few days ago where a guy in India was in a taxi and the driver went to sleep and ran off the road into a pile of building material. The passenger had a piece of angle iron go through his chest and he was impaled to the seat. The cab driver ran away and a crowd gathered...no one called for help, just took photos and videos on their phones. The victim had to get out his own phone and call a friend who came to his assistance. I can't believe the extent that smart phones are controlling people's actions.

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      Bill Holland 2 months ago from Olympia, WA

      There is so much truth in this that it is frightening...and that is written by someone who refuses to become a zombie. I guess there is just too much life to be lived, and I don't want to miss it while texting.

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      Clive Williams 2 months ago from Nibiru

      Kathleen, the thing is not that it is hard to do all the good things you mentioned. Buy it is a state of society and how technology makers make sales and market their gadgets and applications. The more LOL's and OMG's = more data uses which = more big bucks for companies. Then the smartphones are used to keep the new generation docile and locked into the cyber world while the earth gets lifted and shoved in a duffle bag right under their zombie noses.

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      Clive Williams 2 months ago from Nibiru

      Jodah. that's the reality of life today. These Zombies will video your life away instead of calling for help. Sickening to the core man.

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      Clive Williams 2 months ago from Nibiru

      Billy, that's it. These Zombies are so glued to the Cyber world they do not see that reality is right at their next step. People miss so much everyday by staying glued to their smartphone. They don't notice the caterpillar cocooning, they don't notice the brightness of the moon or the tranquility of the moonlight blanketing a calm see. They don't notice the governments of the world blanketing their eyes.

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      Clive Williams 2 months ago from Nibiru

      Billy, that's it. These Zombies are so glued to the Cyber world they do not see that reality is right at their next step. People miss so much everyday by staying glued to their smartphone. They don't notice the caterpillar cocooning, they don't notice the brightness of the moon or the tranquility of the moonlight blanketing a calm see. They don't notice the governments of the world blanketing their eyes.

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