FOMO: Fear of missing out. Yes, it’s a thing. And there are studies that say that in the future, we’re all just going to try to record everything and be so busy trying to record it all vs actually experiencing it. Part of this comes from use of a camera phone. Camera phones have enabled this whole instinct to capture the moment, pulling it out and documenting everything around you. In contrast, people generally don’t do this with dedicated cameras because there is a much different experience involved with it. It’s much more careful with significantly more thought put into the intent of taking photos vs shooting something with a phone and hoping that you don’t fill up the storage.
The problem: We miss moments.