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Just how much do cellphones permeate our everyday lives and hinder our interactions?

Just how much do cellphones permeate our everyday lives and hinder our interactions? 

Before watching this video, you might have said it’s not so bad. But the familiarity of Charlene DeGuzman’s short film, “I Forgot My Phone,” is a bit unsettling. 

DeGuzman’s film shows a world where we’re all attached to our phones, our eyes never taking in friends, or playgrounds, or loved ones. Special moments that should be between just two people have to be shared on Instagram. Conversations are peppered with looking things up on Google. Even cuddling with a boyfriend is lit by the light of the iPhone.

H/T Gawker |  Screengrab via YouTube

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