Smartphones Taking Over : Smartphones Essay

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Smartphones Taking Over "Casting a curious gaze down on planet Earth, extraterrestrial beings could very well be forgiven for assuming that we humans are programmed in every move we make, by a palm-sized, oblong, slab of glass. More perplexing than that, who on earth could convince them otherwise?"(Willthomasonline “Top 40 Cell Phones Quotes”) Is this what our world has come to? Are we humans so dumb that we are now ruled by this fancy gadget called the "Smartphone"? Of course smartphones are often very convenient and helpful, give us access to each other in the blink of an eye, and make us appear smarter than we truly are, but can too much of a good thing easily become a bad thing? Smart phones do not always benefit the user as experts and cell phone developers claim. Frequent smartphone and cell phone use comes with many forms of danger. Addiction, health risks, and affecting negatively the way we communicate with each other are all major problems for the Smartphone user. "Today, nearly two-thirds (64%) of U.S. adults own a Smartphone, up from 35% in 2011."(Monica Anderson “6 facts about Americans and their smartphones) This dramatic increase shows just how popular these phones have now become over the past five years. Cell phones offer many advantages to the user such as communication, constant internet access, and the all-in-one device can house hundreds of applications and gadgets. Almost anywhere in the world at any time of the day you can get in touch with
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