Do you think cell phones can turn people into Zombies?

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  1. backporchstories profile image78
    backporchstoriesposted 6 years ago

    Do you think cell phones can turn people into Zombies?

  2. nochance profile image93
    nochanceposted 6 years ago

    No. Why would anybody think that? Zombies are dead... so unless your cell phone manages to kill you and re-animate you while you're using it there's no chance of that.

  3. littlepiggy profile image60
    littlepiggyposted 6 years ago

    Sort of, yes. Things are so strange these days. 10 years ago, you'd walk into a room and people would be looking at each other, talking to each other. Now 80% of the room just stares at their phones. I find that people these days tend to look at their phones to avoid feeling awkward, instead of acknowledging other people or feeling like they have to consider anyone else. I find that often, things that require consideration -- letting someone through a doorway, not blocking stairwells or sidewalks, other simple things -- people simply don't bother doing anymore and instead, they stare at their phones and act like they don't notice you. As if you don't exist. It's very frustrating.

    I have actually considered instituting a no-smartphone policy in my house -- any guests that come in need to leave them at the door or in their bag, etc. If you're just going to stare at your phone and browse the internet and text other people while I'm trying to have a conversation with you...... then, this isn't working. Unfortunately, this is simply reality now.

    1. nochance profile image93
      nochanceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I was reading hubs about zombies earlier and there was no explanation under the question and nobody else had answered the question so far. I still feel my answer is valid.

    2. backporchstories profile image78
      backporchstoriesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I fully understand what you are saying, nochance.  But by zombie, I mean loosely. Like many people today are so focused on their handheld media, they are oblivous to the outside world, almost like zombies.I think it would make a great zombie movie!

  4. profile image0
    Jade0215posted 6 years ago

    Not in the morbid sense that most people think of. Like littlepiggy is suggesting, everyone is glued to their phones. I also believe that it's definitely effecting the social behavior of people. They care more about their phones than they do their actual life. When you're driving, I'm sure you'll see most people with their eyes glued to their phone, walking in the mall, grocery store. It really frustrates me when I'm trying to talk to someone and they tell me to hold on while they send a text or something or don't answer me at all until they're done. I don't care who you are, if there's someone right next to you speaking, then listen. The person on your phone can wait.

  5. The Blagsmith profile image77
    The Blagsmithposted 6 years ago

    It is when a person stops talking to you, to answer a phone, and then keeps you waiting with that perfunctorily flashed smile.

    However, it is not just cell phones. Phones at dentist or other non emergency receptions that get answered before the growing queue of patients that have made the effort to arrive in person.

    They serve well for emergencies and necessary information but we tend to also use them as toys much to the detriment of others.

  6. Motherbynature profile image74
    Motherbynatureposted 6 years ago

    Yes but it's 100% voluntary. If you let your phone,or any other electronic device, detach you from real life it's your own fault.

    1. Motherbynature profile image74
      Motherbynatureposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh and Stephen King wrote a novel about this called "The Cell".

 
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