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Technology is dehumanising people, says Busta Rhymes.

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, Apr 8 (ANI): Rapper Busta Rhymes Trevor Smith (born on May 20 1972), better known as Busta Rhymes, is an American hip hop musician and actor. Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him the name Busta Rhymes (from former NFL wide receiver George "Buster" Rhymes) after watching him perform.  feels that rapid technological advancements are "dehumanising people".

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, admits while hi-tech hi-tech  
adj.
Variant of high-tech.


hi-tech
Adjective

using sophisticated, esp. electronic, technology

Adj. 1.
 gadgets are useful, the convenience is beginning to "dehumanising people" by reducing personal interaction.

"I like technology, but I don't like what people are letting technology do to them. There's a lot of things we couldn't do without technology," Contactmusic quoted him as saying.

The 'Touch It' hitmaker doesn't even like texting. The crooner insists he would prefer to talk to people directly instead of sending messages.

"Now, if I'm calling you to say 'what's up?' but you ain't (sic Latin, In such manner; so; thus.

A misspelled or incorrect word in a quotation followed by "[sic]" indicates that the error appeared in the original source.
) picking up the phone, because it's more convenient for you to text me back, I don't understand that. What happened to the human interaction?

"It's dehumanising people. They don't have to talk to each other anymore," he added.

Rhymes also urged his fans to respect his "personal space" and ask before taking a photograph of him - because he hates it when people snap pictures on their cell phone without asking.

"When it gets to the point where... just the little things in life like, for example, where somebody comes up to your face and snaps your picture, doesn't ask. I feel like the quality of privacy and respect of people's personal space has been completely disintegrated," he said.

"You can ask to take the picture. I will be so glad to take the picture and pose and look good for the picture. But when you catch me while I'm looking real sideways (bad) and the picture's ugly as hell, I don't want you to have the picture like that! So technology just destroyed that considerate con·sid·er·ate  
adj.
1. Having or marked by regard for the needs or feelings of others. See Synonyms at thoughtful.

2. Characterized by careful thought; deliberate.
 thing," he added. (ANI)

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