Emotions are a significant fundamental part of humanity. With them we have created societies and progressed forward through the course of history. But what happens when we begin to feel less and less daily?
In our current studies we have found that we’ve always struggled with going into autopilot when we repeat a routine too much and not having anything out of the ordinary snap us out of it. But we also found it could be increasing due to the lack of interaction with other people and lack of awareness of our surroundings due to one thing. You’ve probably guessed it is cellphones, the device created to form greater connections to humans all over the world. How ironic, right?
But how do we know this? Well, in a experiment conducted by Ben Sarb and Breanne Wise-Swanson called Failure to See Money on a Tree. The experiment was conducted by placing money on a tree at a campus but they lots of people in autopilot due to their cellphones.
Since there is an increase cellular development to “connect” us we will begin to see an increase in people in autopilot, with emotions becoming rare. What happens then? How will the entire world react to this?
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