Smart phones are making us antisocial. [x]
Yeah, but they are all possibly talking to other people using their smart phones and potentially educating themselves simultaneously. I mean, they all have the means to do so, at least.
Just saying. I mean I get it, but how do we know all of those people are educated enough to actually be interesting to one another or serve any type of intellectual benefit whatsoever?
The way we communicate now is different. Intelligence among well-informed individuals is more widely dispersed now than they were in the first image. Times have changed, indeed.
“Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works…” - Carl Sagan
“Everyone you meet knows something you don’t.” - Bill Nye
What we are actually witnessing in these seemingly contrasting images is a species in development. Like watching any species during an intermediate stage of its life, we’re in the midst of a cultural revolution by which the human species has become more enabled to participate and advance its own knowledge about its environment, existence, and capability to influence and interact with and improve upon it.
So like I’m not telling you your wrong, but the point of the post seems to me at least to show that people from then and now have always had their heads in something.