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Technology is dehumanising people, says Busta Rhymes.

Byline: ANI

Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Rapper Busta Rhymes feels that rapid technological advancements are "dehumanising people".

The 36-year-old singer, real name Trevor Smith, admits while hi-tech 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) 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 thing," he added. (ANI)

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