'Avatar' Director James Cameron Doesn't Use Smartphones, Hates Social Media

PHOTO: Director James Cameron attends Deepsea Challenge 3D" New York Premiere at American Museum of Natural History on August 4, 2014 in New York City.

James Cameron's life blood in his blockbuster films is technology -- amazing special effects and gorgeous graphics that you've seen time and again in movies like "Avatar."

But that necessarily doesn't translate into his personal life.

In fact, the Oscar-winning director revealed to USA Today that he doesn't use a smart phone and thinks people who are glued to their phones are missing out on life.

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"I was the first person I knew to have a cellphone in my car in 1983," he told the paper. "Now I just see it as a ball and chain. I don't want to be that available to the world. I don't want to share every single thing I do. I look around the airport, and every single person is oblivious to the world around them. They don't live in the moment. I've made a conscious choice to not spend all my time ... looking down at a device. I refuse to do it."

He even admits, "I'm a Luddite. But I'm a high-tech Luddite."

As for social media, don't get Cameron, 59, started.

Twitter? He has an account but ...

"I hate it. I hate everyone else's tweets, too," he added. "They're boring. What can you say in 140 characters? I can't even clear my throat in 140 characters."


"I don't even have a Facebook account."

There you have it folks, Tweet at Cameron at your own risk!

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