Nobody's Talking

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 15 February 2017 in People & Portrait.

A shot from the subway line in Toronto, where eye contact and conversation seem to be avoided interactions in favour of staring at tiny screens, scrolling through social media offerings that do not slake the restless thirst for something, anything, meaningful. It's all right here, people, in front of you, within each other. Ahh, but that would require the kind of attention span and effort that our modern technology-addicted times will not permit. I could do handstands in my underwear on this subway and not be noticed.

End of rant. No wonder we enjoy the simple pleasures of direct interaction on sites like Aminus3. The give and take of humanity in a world of nations.

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS 1/30 second F/3.8 ISO 400 5 mm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I could do handstands in my underwear on this subway and not be noticed. Now that I would like to see :)

15 Feb 2017 9:52am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

It is much the same everywhere. People can be n the same room and texting each other! I agree I prefer interaction with others in a more personal way. this image is a sad commentary

15 Feb 2017 3:39pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A sign of the times today with eyes glued to smartphones and ear buds in their ears!! A great PoV that adds excellent depth to this composition.

15 Feb 2017 7:27pm

franz from Baden, Austria

You're showing a universal condition here, Rick, one that can be noticed wherever one goes ...
But at least the subway is VERY clean, and this should count for something !!!

15 Feb 2017 9:13pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Yes, many people like that on the train and they are all on the street like that. Can you imagine if we started out like that 30 years ago, we might as all well be decimated !~

16 Feb 2017 6:17am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Well seen - an insulated state that could be from anywhere around the world!

16 Feb 2017 8:14am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is right. Not with strangers can be discussed.

17 Feb 2017 6:43am

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

We've been provided with the ultimate gadget for isolation from the people beside us, the smartphone. But then we can be in contact with distant people instantly. Quite a paradox. Superb image.

18 Feb 2017 8:34am