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Proof that selfies are the most important thing in the world

Technically Incorrect: At an Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game, one lone woman in a section of the stadium tries to resist, as everyone else takes a selfie.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


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Modern culture personified. 120 Sports/Facebook screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

It used to be that only painters could capture the heightened truth of humanity.

Now we have cameras.

I am grateful, therefore, that TV cameras happened to catch a moment at Wednesday night's meaningless MLB game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies.

As the game was the in fourth inning, the cameras captured a group of young women clearly enjoying the game but enjoying their cell phones more.

As the action unfolds, please observe how all these young women try to ensure that only their best sides are emerging. No, not in terms of behavior. In terms of selfies.

But first... let us take (lots and lots and LOTS) of selfies.

Posted by 120 Sports on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Each attempts to pose with a churro, or without a churro. Each tries to pull the right face, because the wrong one might mean social media ostracism.

I say "each," but there's one young woman who observes, yet doesn't quite participate. Had she forgotten her phone at home?

The selfie is the ultimate modern symbol of presence and action.

Look at me! I'm here! You're not!

People's obsession with selfies has reached such a degree that Russia, for example, has issued a guidebook on how to avoid hurting yourself while taking one. (Sample: Do not take selfies on top of trains.)

Too often we hear of people dying as they try to take the perfect self-portrait.

Earlier this year, a survey said that young women spend five hours a week taking selfies. That's a lot longer than your average baseball game.

Hosannas, then, to these young women who are trying to communicate their happiness and their selves to the world.

I wonder if, one day, there will be a backlash and we'll suddenly feel the need to hide ourselves from our social environment .

Oh, what am I thinking?