How Does Cell Phones Change Our Lives

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The world changed with bringing of cell phones, of how people act, and converse with another person. It brought many advantages, but it came with a price of distracting people away from the outside world. The articles “Our cellphones, Ourselves” by Christine Rosen and “Taking the Offensive Against Cell Phones” by Lisa Guernsey both argue how cell phones changed people and the world around us. These articles differ in that one just focuses on the negative aspects of cell phones, and the other on both, positive and negative consequences of cell phones. But both conclude that cell phones became part of a people’s life, and distract people from the outside world. In the article “Taking the Offensive Against Cell Phones” by Lisa Guernsey, the writer …show more content…
For example, like it said in the article when Jeff Griffin was sitting in a church and “he witnessed” a cell phone go off. This shows how cell phones has come into a person’s life so deep that even in a religious ceremony people are still dealing with their cell phones and can’t forget about them. The article goes on to describe ways to prevent such cases from occurring again in the future, in any place. After many ways of preventing people, or warning people not to use their cell phones in specific places, it cannot be done, because people have a right to their cell phones and they “dislike being told not to use them” so it is hard to stop this epidemic of being attached to your cell phone. The writer concludes the article by showing how people are so attached to their cell phones that they don’t even realize it. In contrast, the article “Our Cellphones, Ourselves” by Christine Rosen focuses on why cell phones have progressed in our society, and the power of cell phones. The use of cell phones have advantages, but mostly disadvantages according to the …show more content…
According to the article, that challenges someone’s “privacy and security” because you won’t even know if someone took a picture of you until it is too late. Unlike the other article, this one tries to analyze why is it that we cannot separate ourselves from our cell phones? How attached have we become to technology? The article compares normal to institutionalize people, and it draws comparisons to people who stick to their cell phones, act like the people in the asylum. Despite what the articles concentrate on when they talk about the cell phone epidemic, they are both trying to reach the same conclusion. Both articles agree that, we have gotten too attached to our cell phones, and it is like part of our life that we can’t live without. It made us ignore what is going on around us, and there is no limit to where you cannot use your phone. For example, in both articles, it shows how people take out their cell phones, even in places where the sole purpose of it, is to interact with one another, and away from technology, like in a church or the Great Wall of China. But even in here, people cannot disconnect themselves from their

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