If you crave undivided human conversation, this is a tough era.  People’s attention have been hijacked by modern tools.

We bring out our distraction-engines to dinner with friends, setting them down next to our drinks.  Our tech pet.

We’re eager to interrupt the flow of dialogue to chase trivia.

The vacuum of quiet moments are rushed to be filled by gadgets.

They’re the flow-stoppers, the peace-disrupters, there even at our most intimate moments.

What are the remaining tech safe spaces?

Only a decreasing few: in a body of water, or while swimming, or at a phone-free workout class.  

These places just feel more human, cleaner, less addictive.