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A World Without Smartphones

Could you separate from your phone for more than 5 minutes? These pictures might make you try.

“We’d all look pretty weird to someone who stepped out of a time machine from, oh, any era before the 1990s. Imagine it: The person would be accustomed to people sitting idly, staring into space, or paying attention to where they’re walking, rather than keeping their eyes constantly glued to handheld computers. Weird!

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To demonstrate our overall fixation on our smartphones, photographer Eric Pickersgill snapped a series of shots that he calls “Removed.” The pics show people as they’d look if their phones were invisible or suddenly vanished — staring into their empty hands while ignoring the world around them.”

To see the pictures, click here. 

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