Renny Gleeson gave this 3-minute presentation at TED, outlining how smartphones can lead to dehumanizing behavior by expecting availability. Just because we can be available, doesn't mean we should be. As Gleeson notes, “…the technology we use to connect, actually separates and isolates.”
How available should we be? What about the here and now? Poignant for both mobile phone users and the people creating these brave new technologies.