"People are starting to make these questions out loud," says Avi Zev Weider, whose documentary "Welcome to the Machine" screened at the SXSW film festival. "I think we all make these value judgments. It's something we're going to need to think about more and more because it affects our inter-human relationships as well."
"Many of the technologies we use every day are so powerful that they do in some ways hijack our attention," says Weider. "Even though we might have a good intention, you might still find yourself at the dinner table checking your cell phone instead of talking to your kids."