So you are connected, to what?

walking

If you are behind your computer screen or using your phone what are you connected with?

I think of those abstracted sedentary individuals who spend their lives in an office rattling their fingers on a keyboard ‘connected’, as they say, but to what?  To information mutating between one second and the next, floods of images, pictures and graphs. And after work it is the subway, the train, always speed, the gaze now glued to telephone screen…  (In a philosophy of walking Frédéric Gros (p. 185) )

In the evening they will look at the television screen. Those people are not connected to the earth or to roads and routes. They forget about being human.

Just walking, just talking to a person next to you, that is the real connectedness.
 

 

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