I went to Tokyo yesterday. On the train, there were a lot of people, young or old, watching smartphones. They seemed absorbed in the virtual world through that tiny device. It is a strange, or rather weird scene. No verbal communication in reality or reading printed matters which deliver us something more realistic.
It is the place where I had spent young days until I graduated from the university. Everything has been changed. A lot of construction. Mostly for offices or for stores etc. I was almost lost in Shinjuku. There were less space for resting. No trees nor parks. They warn that a big earthquake will hit this mega city by the probability of 70% in 30 years. This probability means it will almost surely occur in the near future. How could the people escape from this crowded city and how could they live on afterward?
Everything looked like prosperous. However, I could not help feeling it was only virtual based on very fragile things.
Together with the massive crowds of people, it made me feel it was not the place for me to live in.