Cell Phones And The Cell Phone

3333 Words Apr 1st, 2015 14 Pages
It was the summer before my freshman year of college, and I had been invited to go to a movie party with a group of my friends from high school. I arrived to the party eager to catch up with my friends before we all went our separate ways in the world, however my expectations of conversation were ripped away from me with the presence of one device: the cell phone. I received my first cell phone when I was 13 years old; however I never had a strong attachment to the cellular device. I would often forget to charge it or leave it at home, and luck would have it that on that particular night I accidently left my phone on my bedside table. Everywhere I looked there seemed to be a cell phone. Whether it was occupying a spot on the couch or it was in the hand of a friend, its presence was undeniable. Conversations were often interrupted by a buzzing sound which indicated a new text message, however the most disturbing side effect of the cell phone’s presence was the lack of conversation altogether. As I sat there cell-phoneless, I observed what I can only describe as a form of attachment to the device. Rare was a moment that a person could go ten minutes without checking updates, or messages on their phone. It was at times like this where I pondered the control which the cell phone possessed over our generation and our society. However the more that I contemplated this, the more I wondered about the upcoming generations. Could this dependence on technology, which would certainly…

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