Or at least distracted to the point we do dumb things. Like step into a nest of rattlesnakes. Smart phone use | Cornered Cat.
But did you ever stop to think that thieves might take advantage of your distraction when you’re on the phone? They sure do! Criminals find smartphones particularly attractive targets because they are high-value items that can easily be resold, and because people using them rarely notice the criminals’ opening moves. This means “smartphone mugging” has become more common over the past few years.
Go read the whole thing. It is worth your time.