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I think that I'm going to have to require all guests in my place to remove their cell phones or any other smart communicating technology and secure them in a Faraday box (closed metal-grounded container....like your microwave.)

Does anyone not notice how arrogant others are to have these in social situations when ALL people have to accept giving up any right to potential privacy infringements? The etiquette today completely begs that all people give in to removing our rights by even ONE person in a crowd to be uniquely permitted these. And with the added anonymity guaranteed TO those using tech, it completely ISOLATES those who do not conform. 

I don't think I could literally demand that others lock their tech away simply because it would just make them opt out of having anything to do with me as though I'm being the one unusually behaving.

Does anybody here agree? Do you think that the very tech is contributing to the further isolation and segregation being favored today?

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On 6/2/2018 at 4:00 PM, Scott Mayers said:

I think that I'm going to have to require all guests in my place to remove their cell phones or any other smart communicating technology and secure them in a Faraday box (closed metal-grounded container....like your microwave.)

Does anyone not notice how arrogant others are to have these in social situations when ALL people have to accept giving up any right to potential privacy infringements? The etiquette today completely begs that all people give in to removing our rights by even ONE person in a crowd to be uniquely permitted these. And with the added anonymity guaranteed TO those using tech, it completely ISOLATES those who do not conform. 

I don't think I could literally demand that others lock their tech away simply because it would just make them opt out of having anything to do with me as though I'm being the one unusually behaving.

Does anybody here agree? Do you think that the very tech is contributing to the further isolation and segregation being favored today?

I think you potentially have a concern Scott. Removing the battery does help in this instance.

Cell phones (or miniature personal computers) have become the new addiction for most of society. To elaborate on your points if I may, I think phones have caused a disconnection between people and encouraged instantaneous reward for a simple lazy action.

Actually just having a phone box at the front door to leave your guests phone is a good idea, since distractions will be less for both parties.

I specifically leave my phone in my car or office when I enter a meeting with family, friends,connections or business meetings. 

I am sure you are aware Simon Sinek talks at length about how phones are damaging the generation that is using them.

 

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