I work in a school. There is not a day that goes by that I do not see at least a hundred different cell phones or other WiFi devices being used in the morning, lunch time, or after school. The school has even provided a "guest channel" on the WiFi so students can use it.
I too like all the new devices and all that they do. I do get nervous about the future generations relying on these gadgets. Our library is hardly used for things like checking out an encyclopedias. Most of the students do not even know what that is.
I know that with so much communication it is becoming a distraction. I have some students that can hardly wait to check their phones to see the next text or status postings from Facebook.
I too fall guilty of this and I am often reminded to disconnect for a period of time so I can reconnect with family eye to eye.
I welcome technology , but I am afraid the next generation will forget what how to be alive and present for things like conversations and natural human interactions versus being behind a screen and always having a answer at their finger tips rather than using their own instincts to locate an answer. I hope there will be a balance some how.