Have the monks stopped meditating?

They all seem to be tweeting

This observation by Herzog is totemic of what seems to me like a mass self-induced autism, immersed in a vortex of banality, that society has sunk into. When I observe how oblivious people are of reality when out and about with their device, it’s easy to understand why many of us refuse(d) to be a compliant bitch at the end of a digital leash (e.g. Bowie, Elton John) — and of course Herzog who uses it for emergencies only. Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World