Vox Pop: Technology and living in the moment

Does technology make us more alone? Photo: Google Images
Does technology make us more alone? Photo: Google Images

With the evolution of the Digital Revolution, technology is supposed to make us more connected.

We are able to stay in touch with friends and family whenever and wherever we are via texting, Facebook, Twitter,  Instagram – the list goes on. But are smartphones actually getting in the way of real socialising? Could the use of technology be making us more alone?

According to nielsen.com, 88 percent of New Zealanders aged 10+ visit social media across a month and 81 percent of the 10+ population own a mobile device.

Student journalist Amy Henderson took to the streets of Auckland to ask people: How does our obsession with documenting everything through photographs and videos prevent us from living in the moment?

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