Being offline at the bar

When I walk in the streets, sit in a bus or in a restaurant, I taught myself not to look on my phone and just look around, see what other people are doing or just enjoy nature flashing by me. It’s frustrating to see that a lot of people are looking on their phone nonstop! I work in a restaurant on weekends and even there, if people are enjoying a lovely meal together, they constantly check their phones! Seriously: why? Have we lost our tongue or are we only living our digital lives?
Advertising agency Fischer&Friends created a glass which needed your phone to support it. Literally.
I think this is an amazing countermovement on digitization and have trends like socialism and experience economy at their base. It would be lovely to see people chat in real life again, without that stupid phone, don’t you think?

Check out the vid below :)!


Social web of things

A few weeks ago, one of my teachers showed me this video during class. My first reaction was: ‘Ah, how cool!’ and ‘That’s awesome!’, but then I started to think about it properly.
I watched the vid several times when I was at home and realized that people are already making steps with developing this kind of technology. The most of us know about domotica and robotica in houses of elderly, but this is bringing it to a complete new level. It kind of freaks me out to know that, in a few years, every single thing could have a voice/feeling and is sort of a ‘living creature’ who talks about their wants and needs. Like there aren’t enough whining people already… (jokes!)

A combination of the trends stress society, digitization and experience economy are actually the base of this technological development. People are so busy with their lifes and trying to get everything done in time, that they don’t even have time to clean or do the laundry. Maybe it’s not only a matter of time, but also a matter of a kind of laziness. People, especially in my generation, want to live life the fullest and don’t want to waste time with things they don’t want to do, just like vacuuming and cleaning. It’ll be a luxury to have this in your house now, but I think a lot of people will apply it in their own house in let’s say 5 or 10 years…

Check out the vid below and let me know what you think about this development!