Are Cell Phones Replacing Reality? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

Can you live without your phone?

We’ve all become pretty attached to our cellular devices: it’s a GPS, a camera, a game console, a social media portal… and half a million other things, all in our pocket! From concerts to meals to our pets, we process and experience the world through our phone. But as we see in so many mobile phone ads, the representations of these moments (whether its instagrams, foursquare check ins or Facebook shares) seem to be taking over and replacing the experience itself. In this brave new world is the mobile phone a tool, or a filter through which we experience a new reality?

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