Technology: The Invention of The Cell Phone Essay

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Technology has been a part of Americans’ lives for several years and continues to improve. It has given society an easier way to communicate with family and friends with one simple device, the cell phone. A cellular phone is the most common type of technology used by all groups of people including parents, teenagers, and even young children. The number of people who own a cell phone also continues to increase, causing a huge distraction on society. Cell phones seem to own a person as they depend on their phone for almost everything. Though the cell phone was invented for beneficial purposes, people have completely misused this device which has caused negative effects in their lives including the people around them. The cell phone was …show more content…
A person's cell phone is the first thing he or she sees in the morning, and the last thing they see at night. People claim they almost feel "naked" without it (Dalton). Americans spend countless hours on their cell phones and forget what surrounds them. Misusing these mobile phones can lead to dangerous situations or just simply consume one's precious time. Cell phones have proved to be dangerous several different times, but society continues to ignore these situations. When one gets in their car, they no longer enjoy the ride or the views as they travel. Instead, they feel the need to call somebody while they drive or even worse, they text and drive despite the risks. Though several people text and drive, the number is higher for teenagers. In the article "The Real Risks of Texting and Driving" Jane Park discuses the dangers this can have on one's own life along with other people on the road. It should be obvious to people that texting and driving is not safe in the least bit, but does society care? "Even with astounding statistics over the hazards of texting and driving, many adolescents continue the habit. According to last year's AT&T Teen Driver Survey, 97 percent of fifteen-to nineteen-year-olds understand the dangers, but 43 percent do it anyway (Park)." Texting and driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents. As a person is texting, their focus turns

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