Can You Live Without a Mobile Phone?
|July 22, 2010||Filled under Events. Lifestyle. Trends. Tips, Telecoms|
Have you tried to switch off your mobile phone for a day?
Mobile phones have a major impact on our lives these days so much that most of us would feel it is indispensable for our day-to-day activities. Isn’t it?
Not many of you could argue that mobile phones are not really a “must-have” for everyone. Of course people were able to survive quite well for most of history without mobile phones. Mobile phones are much recent technology alright. Well, that’s true but my question is – can you give up your mobile phone for a day?
Will you be able to stay at ease with your mobile phone? And not wonder if you missed an important call? And not think you are not able to multitask as well? And what about giving it up forever? Can you get rid of your mobile phones completely? Well, I doubt you could. Here is the reason why:
Now-a-days, mobile phones are being used for almost everything – travel, business, hotels, education, entertainment, health care, you name it. Imagine a single mobile handset being used as digital camera, audio and video recorder, multi-media messaging, email client, web client, gaming platform, document viewer and editor, music player, TV, wallet, calculator, bar code reader and the list goes on.
Needless to say, mobile phone has become the uber device when it comes to networking and staying connected anywhere anytime. Mobile phones help you stay closer to your family, enable you to contact for help instantly, catch up with your friends, schedule a meeting, and even inform your family when you are stuck in traffic coming back home. Mobile phones provide us security; security to “watch over” and the security to “be watched over” by the people who are close to us.
Earlier the mobile phones were not that reliable but now you can enjoy high quality reception even in the basement of your house with no interruptions whatsoever. Unless you use an iPhone 4 and you hold it not in the proper way. The on-going competition in the mobile world is pressing companies for continual and rapid advancements and they introduce newer technology each day. There is nothing that you can’t do with your mobile phone. Or, almost nothing. You use your mobile phone to talk, to play, to calculate and to exchange information. You even use it as a remote control to monitor and control equipment at a remote location. Well, mobile phones are able to support so many features at a small price. And now the mobile phones are dirt cheap so even a pauper would be able to afford a mobile phone.
Mobiles phone has indeed become “a dominant device for CCC (Communication, Computing and Content).”
Here is my concern. Human inventions have often endangered the life of an ordinary man. Many of us have become increasingly dependent on machines, computers, internet and now mobile phones.
Is mobile phone a convenience or a necessity?
For me, mobile phone is definitely a convenience turned necessity. I would think I could live without a cell phone for a day but giving it up altogether is hardly possible. Unless, I go in mountains and become a monk.