Jack White Loves Not Owning A Phone

June 19, 2019

If you look around, nearly everyone is seen on their smartphones at work, at home, at the gym, and outdoors. They've become such essential parts of our lives that not having your phone on you is like missing a limb.

But believe it or not, Jack White says he has been able to make it through life without ever having to own a phone of his own.

While speaking with UK's Channel 4, White describes how amusing it is to witness people be so consumed by their phones.“For someone like me, who is one of the few who doesn’t own a cellphone, it is pretty funny to walk down the street and see everyone doing this,” he commented. 

"A good portion of it, 90 plus percent of it is 'look what I'm doing that you're not doing'" adds White. "That's why people are doing it. It's this competition, voyeurism, jealousy... those are really shallow human characteristics. Come on man."

White, who has banned the use of phones at his concerts, has received feedback from audiences that they have been able to enjoy the show a lot more in real time than through their devices. “To my surprise, and to everyone else’s surprise, everyone loved it. We’ve been doing it now for over a year so it’s been shocking how much people love it.”