Essay On Smartphones

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Smartphones Are Like Locking the Mind Away In today's world, technology has made life easier. However, the use of smartphones is crippling the human race, physically and mentally because we became dependent on it. The smartphone gives us the ability to do just about everything in our day to day life, but it is also costing us the main things we need. Things like lack of oral communication can cause miscommunication which can lead to a decreased of interaction between fellow workers and students. As good as smartphones are the negative effects out weight the positives. Smartphones are addicting and unhealthy for the human body and social interaction, because it lacks things likes face to face interactions, to us not being in control of our…show more content…
Knowing how to read a map is a thing of the past, why use a map when you have a built in GPS in your smartphone? The smartphone has become so controlling and addicting to us that we would even rather drive and text knowing what the outcome might be. Even behind the wheel of a car, David L. Strayer and Frank A Drews said: “When drivers used cell phones their reactions were 18% slower, their following distance was 12% greater, and they took 17% longer to recover the speed that was lost following braking.” This shows us that smartphones are more important to us than our own lives and those around us. Another study watched over 1000 drivers and within those the results showed, “Among the 1000 stopped drivers, 14.5 % were texting and 6.3 % were talking (3).” It only takes a small amount of time for your eyes to be off the road to cause an event that could change your life or someone else’s life. With Smartphones the consumption of time is plentiful. The smartphone is the biggest time consumption device that we own. The moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep, we are either checking our phones or playing with them. According to ComScore’s 2017, “The average American adult (18+) spends 2 hours, 51 minutes on their smartphone everyday (1).” This gives a better understanding of why places of

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