Strong valuable moments of our life. One thought

Strong statements arise
on both sides of the argument when it comes to impacts of smartphones on our
life. In a mere decade smartphone has now become an essential part of our life
and we simply cannot deny it. Although smartphone has made communication easier,
it also effects our life in un-predicted ways.

Every invention has it’s
positive and negative effects. Smartphone has its pros and cons. There is no
arguing that smartphone have made our lives easier, communication barriers are
broken, exchanging of data is made easier, advertising and surfing internet
anytime, anywhere. Where there are people supporting smartphones, there are
people who are against it. Technology writer Bob Lefsetz said that the pulses
of smartphone use outweigh the minuses. On the other hand, Jason Perlow senior
editor at said that every second spent on the phone is every second
not spent observing and usage of smartphones maybe stealing most valuable
moments of our life. One thought that supports the argument that smartphones
have negative effect on society is that it has taken away our focus from
driving, to family, to our surroundings.

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Cell phones were meant to
be used for communication purposes. From the time phones were first made,
phones were seen as source of communication. But on 29 June 2007, apple
released their first iPhone, which was specifically the first real smartphone
by all means. The introduction of smartphone changed the way people saw cell
phones and impact of phones on people lives became significant.

 It is a fact that smart phones are affecting people’s
lives and encouraging antisocial behavior. Instead of connecting us,
smartphones are making us more isolated. There was a time when while eating
together, families talked to each other. This help in strengthen understanding
between them but after the invasion of smart phones on families instead of
having a nice chat, everyone in busy tweeting and posting images of their food
on Instagram. Research shows that extensive use of smartphone is triggering
anti-social behavior. On this issue, David Engber, columnist at said
that it is natural for parents to worry that smartphones are destroying kid’s
social skills.

As it is said that excess
of anything is bad. Smartphone addiction in teenagers in growing day by day.
According to a survey, it has been found that college student spends an average
of 10 hours on cellphones, surfing internet and sending messages. Another study
conducted in 2011 called ‘The world Unplugged’ surveyed universities in 10
countries. Students were asked to avoid smartphones, laptops and internet for
24 hours. In the withdrawal period, majority of students suffered mental
distress, panic and confusion, failing to go full day without phones. After the
survey just 21% of all the students said that they could feel the benefits.

Health is also affected
by extensive use of smartphones. Eyesight is affected by exposure of blue
light, like one from smartphones. It can damage retina of the eye. According to
a research done by American Macular Degeneration Foundation, retina damage
caused by blue light may lead to central vision. Simply talking to someone on
call won’t damage one’s hearing but if smartphones and headphones are used for
listening music for over an hour, it can cause damage to ears. It is proved
that exposure to noises above 85 decibels can cause hearing loss. Maximum
decibel of headphone is 105 decibels, listening to music at this volume for
more then 10 minutes will result in hearing damage. It is not proved that
radiation from cell phones can cause health issues but the World Health
Organization(WHO) already classes cellphones as ‘possibly carcinogenic to humans’.


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