Every year it seems awareness goes down... the cell phone being the major distraction (IMO). I went to Moonlight beach the other day and it seemed everywhere I looked people were holding half-conversations with others while simultaneously "playing" on their smart phones.
I've banned phones at the table a long time ago at my house.
Driving home, I see nearly every driver looking at their phone at lights. I personally have to make myself put my phone out of reach so I leave it alone. It's not an addiction, more like a compulsion. It's real, I acknowledge it, and it's a bit frightening.
Sometimes I think it will go on a curve, like Facebook, and eventually we'll start coming back down from it. But with Google glass and new technologies sometimes I think it's only going to get more impersonal. Thoughts?