This Daily Kos cartoon by Jen Sorensen may hit just a little too close to home for comfort for some of us.
We are becoming a race of techno-zombies. Technology has made it possible for us to virtually live our lives through that flat screen that we sit in front of, perpetually mesmerized and oblivious to what's happening around us.
People who walk down a crowded street with a phone glued to their ear, never seeing their fellow human beings with whom they share the street, are just one of the annoying examples of techno-zombies. Family members, sitting in the same room, each transfixed by the image on their own iPads, are another. They are physically present in the same space but their emotions and consciousness are somewhere in the ethersphere.
Maybe we all need to shut down those screens for a while and get outside and have a tactile experience with the real world. We might even like it.
And I don't think there's an app for that.