Interesting and thought-provoking post from Jason Kottke today where he draws a relationship between the way automobiles have caused a decline in walking and the way iPhones — or, perhaps more accurately: smartphones — have cause a decline in personal conversations.

I think his concluding sentence is very accurate (I won’t quote it here because I think you should read his whole post), and it’s something for which Windows Phone and Google’s Project Glass both have done marketing campaigns to try and say that they’ve “solved” the smartphone addiction problem.

From where I’m sitting, it seems to me that the only way to be “saved” from our phones is through self-control and intentional cultivation of real-life relationships.

The iPhone, an Automobile for Your Mind