The Image Of Smart Phones Essay

1523 Words May 9th, 2016 null Page
Over the years, the widespread use of smart phones has created a societal discussion regarding the effects of technology. People use smart phones on a daily basis as a method of checking their email, updating their Facebook status, or tweeting their most recent activity. Artist Steve Cutts paints an image that argues that society struggles with an addiction to smart phones and that these devices distract users. The image creates an argument through the display of men and women walking while looking down at their phones.

The image goes further than merely showing the men and women looking at their phone; it argues that smart phones consume and control humanity. However, the image does not take into consideration the positive aspects of having a smart phone, such as improving long distance relationships, aiding those with social anxiety, and increasing humanity’s appreciation of beauty.
The image argues that smart phones harmfully distract users through the complete captivation of human thought. In the image, the individuals’ focus is downward at their phones and they pay no attention to each other. In their article "The Effects of Cell Phone Conversations on the Attention and Memory of Bystanders," Veronica Galván, Vessal Rosa, and Matthew Golley further the argument that smart phones distract mankind. According to Galván, Rosa, and Golley, “Participants rated the cell phone conversation as more distracting and were more likely to remember content from the conversation,…

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