Today cell phones are not phones anymore. Now they are basically multitools. So the name “phone” is wrong technically.
Personally I strongly disagree with how cell phones ended up to be. Its main purpose is to make calls when you are not at home and send messages. And that’s how they were when they started to become available to the masses since early 90s.
It’s not a map. It’s not a camera. It’s not a computer. Most people might find it convenient, having everything in just one device, but it’s actually a bad thing on the long run.
I realized most people don’t even use computers anymore. They use their phones to browse internet. Like for example, when I browse facebook I see often a minimized image of a phone. Which means they use facebook from their phones. Just 5 years ago it was an uncommon phenomenon.
You see many people complain about youngsters being above their phones all day, even when they go out at a café. Do you wonder why this happens? Because of how phones ended up. They have reached to the point to be considered essential. And if someone doesn’t have a “smartphone” nowdays then he/she’s simply considered “out-of-sync”.
When THESE were around you almost never saw any people being above them 24/7. You know why I guess.
I know all technophiles are going to hate this post, but here is some piece of advice. Don’t let technology tempt you. You should be strong enough to not be tempted. You should learn to know when to say “stop”, and never let yourself be consumed by technological advancements.
It doesn’t necessarily mean, every technological advancement is good. You should learn to judge.