A Defining Question in an iPhone Age: Live for the Moment or Record It? - NYTimes.com

To live the moment or record the moment? It’s become a defining dilemma of the iPhone age.
“Is it more important that we actually live these experiences than obsessively record and upload them to the cloud?” asked William Powers, a research scientist at the M.I.T. Media Lab and author of “Hamlet’s BlackBerry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age.” “Absolutely. Will most people therefore learn to be more in-the-moment and swear off excessive pictures and videos? I doubt it.”