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Photo: Jiaxi Zhou

Alternative realities: Worlds within worlds in the palm of a hand

China has 1.01 billion mobile phone users. They’re deep in their phones even as they move through the world – reserving a table as they drive, moving money as they cycle, posting selfies as they walk. There’s never an idle moment that can’t be filled with a task or a distraction.  Smartphone addiction is on the rise, and addicts are getting younger. Jiaxi Zhou documents a distracted nation.

Photographic essay by Jiaxi Zhou

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