One can look at owning a smartphone from any perspective to evaluate its value, conflict and many other things. Smartphones are becoming very common in recent years due to many factors which fall into different bodies of theory. From a functionalism perspective being able to communicate faster is a mayor plus. Smartphones are equipped with tools that allow you to get your message across to the other party with amazing quality and in a short time. Plenty of smartphones give you the option to chat face to face.
“Although it has proven beneficial to society's advancement, cell phone technology has created a dependency among its users with many associated risks.” Cell phones allow society to stay in contact with the world at the push of a few buttons. Traveling in a pocket or purse is the user’s passport to the world, and a well of endless knowledge. Just a few key strokes a person can talk to family member in Connecticut, or send a picture to a coworker in Japan. The cell phone allows society to be in constant contact with each other at all times everywhere the user travels. Eighty-eight percent of adults own some kind of cell phone (Smith2011), and according to Lenhart and Madden(2009), 75% of 12-17 year-olds now own cell phones as well.
However, the distraction cell phones bring to college students affects their education and ability to concentrate on the material at hand. So why have college students become so addicted to cell phones in the span of a decade? The idea that a person can communicate with virtually anyone in a few seconds is mind-boggling to conceive. Yet, this is not science fiction anymore, and society
Cell phone technology has grown tremendously within the last decade making it easier for one to communicate with others. Cell phones allow people to call, text, email, and use social networking from anywhere they please, but some people do not understand that there are certain times and places that cell phone use is inappropriate; For example, when driving. Using cell phones while driving has been proven to be dangerous. Even though many states have passed laws against cell phone use while driving, many still allow the use of hands-free cell phones/devices while behind the wheel. Using a hands-free cell phone/device is just as dangerous as using hand-held cell phone while driving.
I believe that the cell phone has changed my life the most over any other technology in that I use it on a daily basis. The cell phone allows me to have almost instant communication to whomever I wish, which in this day and age in the world of business is a necessity seeing as patience is not something that North Americans may pride themselves with. Instant communications through voice, text and instant messaging have improved the lives of all cell phone users due to the communicative privileges they allow for planning the future, whether it be a party, a night out, or just the rest of your day. Cell phones have brought a whole new meaning to the term multitasking. Twenty years ago, it was not possible to talk to the office while we were at the grocery store picking up some necessary items.
It is undeniable that the technology behind the cell phone is one of the greatest inventions. Cell phones have changed the world of communications. People are woken up by a cell phones everyday. Cell phone became an important element of our life. After Food, Clothes, Shelter, now Cell Phone.
Samsung, LG, Nokia, and Sony Ericsson are famous for their phones. Normal phones and smartphones are very similar in ways, but the most important difference is how many features and functions they can offer. Normal phones have a limited number, but smartphones would probably have unlimited number of offers. People are always wondering whether trendy smartphones are better or simple, original normal phones are better. But without all the entertainments and appearances, all phones would be equal.
Even though Smartphones make life easier, some ethical issues have risen with their use in the work place, in school, and in cars. The Impact of the Smartphone Companies rely on the smartphone technology to raise the bar of productivity from its employees (Garrone, 2003). But this becomes a problem when the employees use the smartphone for their own personal use during work hours. Therefore, companies have established policies regarding the personal use of smartphone during work hours. Currently 49% of the entire U. S. Population uses a smartphone and that number is expected to rise by 68% in 2017 (Stadd, 2013).
It will then explain some of the advantages and why it should not be banned by parents. It has been argued that the freedom of children and teenagers to use the internet may lead them to experience serious problems by accessing inappropriate content (Raising Children Network 2012, p4). There will be a possibility for children to unintentionally click harmful sites that contain violence, videos of naked people and vulgar materials that can affect their mental development. However, parents can control children’s online activity to address this problem. For instance, do not let them get online in a private room, such as their bedroom, so it will be easier to keep an eye on their activity.
Over the years I have upgraded from one phone to the next ending up with the smartest phone you can come by. My phone now not only does what my first phone did but you can play games, take pictures from the front and the back of the screen, and have an assortment of apps ranging from social networking to photo editing to unlocking your car from across the globe. How have these advancements of cell phones come so quickly? It is with these vast advancements that make me begin to question whether or not phones are benefitting society as a whole. The reason why I question the value of cell phones is that they are becoming the way of communicating to others rather than face to face encounters.