What makes this generation different?
I know you agree with me on this subject matter. You see, this is the greatest invention that changed the course of our lives. And true enough it transformed its status over the years and became a major commodity of this lifetime.
Smart Phone. It all started from that famous chinese tech giant which pioneered the ancestor of today’s smart phone. The bulky square-shaped, small-screen with little keypad gadget. That little thing with an enormous power to send a message and call a person directly anytime and anywhere.
From that day, the little phone evolved to a much larger screen without keypads. And its now powered by “touch”. Now, every command can be done with a light tap from fingers. Well for some smart phones, a light “touch” can do but for some it needed a “press”.
Today and yesterday’s versions of mobile phone have one thing in common. It both modified and continually transforms our lifestyle. Your needs and wants also evolved together with it. You may not clearly notice it, but every physical revision and software update is related to you.
Nowadays, its very rare to see someone without it. Everyone owns a smart phone. Each is personalized based on a person’s needs and wants and means of living. If you earn enough, you can have the “best” in the market. There are also smart phones that suit your budget. But if you have less and still wants the “best” then you can settle with installment plans from telecom companies.
From functions like call and text, today’s phones can be a miniature version of TV, newspaper, health tracker, map,camera, and radio and computer. And unlike other gadgets, this amazing tool can do several tasks at the same time. The very reason why everyone can’t get enough of this device.
Comes with this smart phone are the “not-so-smart” habits we developed. Listed below are the most common:
From its words alone we get its meaning. Believe it or not, smart phones create a new world for us, a very isolated place where the only person is you and your mobile. Consider this example, when was the last time you ate dinner without your phone? When was the last time you talked with friends without your mobile?
The sad reality that affects relationships with people around you. Instead of talking with them, you choose to be with your mobile. The value of respect and interpersonal communication starts to vanish away.
(2) Unwise spending
Have you ever thought of associating smart with the status of your life? If yes, then you have an issue about that. And one of the few entities that imposed that “status” to us is Media. You heard it right, the M-E-D-I-A. Media dictated us who and what we need to be.
One of them is the status of belongingness and wealth. And most of the time, media associates these things with the “top” brands of smart phones. So what do the common people do? People purchase a smart phone with a price beyond their means in order to be “in”. To be “in” – to be admired, to be considered unique, to be part of the latest trend. People love to be in the limelight and part of it is this. You and I can’t get enough of it. In the next couple of months, a new model will come out, and again we will buy a new one. We will replace the current smart phone we have because it’s outdated already.
The things I mentioned above are just based on why I observed to people. Indeed, smart phones have redefined our way of living. It can make things easier for us but it always comes with a price. The choice is yours. Whether you want it to control your life or not.