As much as I really appreciate the explosion in technology now(which has benefit both me and others in various ways), at the same time, alot of the "goodies" they put out has done alot of damage to society(in terms of modeling behaviors and attitudes), especially toward our youth.
For example, at church last Sunday, one of the Sunday school classes was having their year-end party/eating in the eating room. And one of the young girls had with her iPhone the entire time texting. She looked like a normal kid, without any signs of a mental illness. However, NOT ONCE did she lift up her eyes from her iPhone the entire time. Whether she was at the table eating, getting up to go to the kitchen, getting more to eat the bathroom, etc, her eyes were fixated on texting.
There was one time I asked her if the floor was slippery and wet b/c she kept sliding through, and initially she gave me that response look, "What did you just say?", as well as an annoyed look like I was interrupting her from something important. Yes, I know at times even we can be pre-occupied and not pay attention, but in this situation you would think a simple question up close and she would hear clearly, right?
Anyhow, no, I'm not pointing her out alone, but IN GENERAL it just seems like in particular the youth of today has developed alot of anti-social behaviors and characteristics b/c alot of these "goodies" that have been thrown in the fray - iPhones, fancy PCs and other tech stuff, fast-food joints at every corner with all their Aspertame/MSG poisons in them, 24/7 cable tv with all kinds of goodies marketed at them(with Socialist/Demonic conditionings), rock music and movies haven't gotten much worse(ie-I don't remember stuff like Twilight and Harry Potter when I was a kid - yes, they were pretty wicked back then too, but just saying), etc.
When I was a young boy in the 80's - if I had this attitude and behavior in public like this girl, my mom would have really wacked me, and at the very least scolded me for a long stretch. And while I don't endorse public schools at all, at least the teachers back then had some decency to make a big deal over students showing lack of attention in class(I was one of them - and I can't tell you how thankful I am for this b/c over time, I've tried become more empathetic and a better attentive person). Now? Either they try to show too much "compassion" over this and do nothing, or even worse send them to a psychiatrist where they "diagnose" them with ADHD and give them all these poison drugs.
And let's not forget about tv shows like "Seinfeld" - where they made one big joke even about the most rotten, anti-social behaviors.