I have noticed the results of this - everywhere you go, everybody seems to be using their phones - during meals, walking down the street, out with friends. There was a piece on "60 Minutes" this past Sunday on it - and I was taken aback by the philosophy behind it all. They are purposely creating device addicts!
Here is just a brief excerpt (you can't get the whole piece without "joining" 60 Minutes All Access!):
I really do wonder about what this is doing to the brain chemistry of our children and young people (Old Fogey Alert, I guess!).