Sept. 20, 2016 10:23 a.m. ET
In Canada there has been a new phone that has changed the electronic game completely. Chris Sheldon and Van Gould realized how many people were rushing to order the iPhone 7 that they came up with a new cell phone named “NoPhone”. The NoPhone is a plastic rectangle that looks like a cell phone but it is completely made up of air. There is nothing in it just the simulation as if it was an iPhone. They realized that people are being taken over by technology. Everyone is too busy on their phones to even be able to hold a 5-minute conversation with their peers. There has been artist that noticed this movement as well. Kanye West is currently twitting on how phones need to be put down. Brett Kline made a video going around cutting cellphones in half to show he supports the NoPhone as well. Sheldon and Gould began a summer camp to prove their point on how cell phones were making others anti-social. The summer camp consisted of going out into Ottawa for 2 hours with no cellphone reception and no electronic devices allowed. The activities of the camp consisted of actually having to have social interactions with people and go around the camp and ask for directions instead of using Google Maps. The participants of the camp said this is probably the most interaction they had received since they were young children. It is ridiculous how much technology has truly taken over our day to day activities. We could be with a person and texting another. Everyday meals do not consist of face to face interaction instead people eat as they text, surf the web, or watch Netflix. This is truly affection everyone international due to the fact that people are losing their communication skills. A person cannot begin or complete a business contract if you do not talk to others. In order for the world to start understanding one another we must talk to each other. A text will not suffice in the business world. The NoPhone is showing people how to live without an actual cellphone but giving the comfort they are used to having. This phone has even caused people to go back to flip phones so that people can just receive and make phone calls. If the technology continues it is more likely that younger generations will not know what communication skills consist of.