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I don't remember where it was, but I saw someone complaining online about how everyone is buried in their phones all the time and becoming antisocial. The response was a picture of a railway station with everyone using their smartphones. Everyone had their nose in a newspaper or tabloid. The medium was slightly different, but when you think about it they were all doing exactly the same thing.
If our tech was available in the 1800's, people would be taking selfies, following weird trends, and making dumb remarks about how the current generation is terrible.