Great post as usual and I love the humour you manage to insert into it even with such a topic.
The kids falling asleep in class because whaaaatttt? That is ridiculous and begs the question - where are the parents? This is a huge problem that kids as young as 5 can use a mobile phone or ipad but can't legibly write their own names. I'm all for technological advances but when it starts costing more than it's worth in terms of intelligence, discernment and critical thinking you have to start asking difficult questions.
The addiction to conventional social media is becoming a serious issue that is being totally overlooked by most. There are studies that have been done and found that the reactions on social media post create a dopamine response in the brain and can lead to a chemical addiction. Social Media detox and rehab centres are probably going to become a thing soon if they aren't already.
To be honest I don't care much about the model of phone I have, pretty much as much as I care about the model of car I have. If it gets the job done, then I'll use it for the purpose I need it. My previous phone lasted almost 5 years and I had to upgrade it because it had become so slow that it was practically useless. I actually have very little use for my phone now other than possible business calls. Since I left social media and cut certain people out of my life, nobody phones or messages me. Not in sight, not in mind. To be honest it's extremely liberating. In 2021, being invisible really is a freaking superpower.
Cheers Galen, have a good weekend.