Ahaha, so we're all stupid, we don't know how to live in the present moment anymore, how nice it was to wander aimlessly or wait hours for people to show up...
I hated when people would agree on a meeting somewhere, then show up half an hour later or worse, forcing me to stand like an idiot around some corner with nothing to do. I hated when I was somewhere, forced by social obligation, getting bored stiff. I hated when I'd get lost, without a map or a gps. I hated having to find a phone, have change, or having to ask some bar owner to use his line at extortionate rates. And so on, and so forth.
My wife gets angry that I check the phone too often, and then she's the one who can't cook a meal without having to take a picture of it with a DSLR. Humans are fucked up like that, and it has nothing to do with phones. But no, it was all better when we'd just sit in front of a dumb tv getting dumber and dumber, or getting fucked over by people agreeing on meetings they never really planned to attend.
It's hypocrisy all the way down.