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“Look Up” Video Challenges People to Put Down Smartphones

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1-look-up-video-challenges-people-to-put-down-smartphonesHow attached to your smartphone are you?

It’s no secret that our smartphones are a distraction from enjoying life. A new experiment, created by Gary Turk, pointed out that in our attempt to interact with others on social media or other technologies, we actually end up being more alone in the process. The project called Look Up, challenges people to do just that. 

Set down their phone and enjoy other things in life such as exercise or even reading a book. Imagine how else you could be spending your time, which is a point Gary makes very clear in a video that went viral on YouTube this week.

Still, Turk brings up an amazing idea to try stepping out of our comfort zone, even when you feel like you absolutely have to use your phone (because let's admit, sometimes we pull out our phones in socially awkward situations). 

In a video message he said, “You don’t need your contact list, just talk to each other. Learn to coexist.” Turk goes as far as bringing up the harsh reality of how this has impacted the next generation  who are handed iPads when they are as young as two-years-old. “We’re surrounded by children, who since they were born, have watched us living like robots, and think it’s the norm.”

He added that we are too consumed with posting major life changing moments, like engagements or buying a home for the first time, on social media that we don't really enjoy the moments.

Check out the full video below and let us know your thoughts!

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