Cell Phone Effect On Society

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From the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X in 1984 to the current Samsung Galaxy S5, cellular phones changed the way in how humans communicate. Someone from the great state of North Carolina can talk to anyone in the middle of the Pacific Ocean without a problem just by using a portable satellite phone. Cellular phones have also allowed us to stay connected to our loved ones with just one phone call or text message away. Like everything else related to technology, there are various flaws that have an effect on human beings. Cellular phones are no exception to this rule. Millions of Americans carry their mobile device everywhere they go whether it is an important meeting, a lovely date, or even the toilet. Overuse of cellular phones causes serious addiction and dependency, health deterioration, and privacy concerns. For many of us our cellular phone is our life. We would be destroyed emotionally if we accidently drowned our phones in a pool or at the very least cracked our screens on the sidewalk. Chuck Palahniuk, the author of the award winning novel Fight Club, affirms that, “The things you own end up owning you.” We are growing too dependent on our mobile devices and many of us cannot live without it. The nonpartisan fact tank …show more content…
Rather talking to someone alongside us, a large number of individuals will glance at their cell phone screen to pass the time. Many of us would rather stay connected at all times and some would perish if we did not have our mobile devices. We have all heard the addictive term “CrackBerry” which means someone is addicted to their BlackBerry phone, but Nomophobia became a relatively new term in which someone fears being without their mobile phone. We are living an era in which “it is good to be connected, and it’s bad to be disconnected” (Powers 35). Cellular phones are like drugs to humans and it is an addiction that we crave

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