Song: “Your Own Devices”

They say you should write what you know. Every day on my commute, I am mildly inconvenienced by people who are lost in their personal technology — folks who text while walking, while biking, while driving. It’s one thing to interact while you’re sitting or standing on public transit, but every day I see people cannot put their phone down long enough to walk up or down a flight of stairs. They slow down, engrossed, oblivious to the people they are blocking behind them. It’s an epidemic in San Francisco, anyway.

I started thinking about someone for whom this is not a mild inconvenience. Emery Sylvain understands technology but, in 2015, loses his link to humanity after he loses his daughter to a distracted driver. Society’s obsession with their phones has gone too far — and he’s going to roll it all back.

“Your Own Devices”
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