There is something to be said about mobile technology. It enhances one’s life in many different ways.
It keeps people connected. Some may say this is a double-edged sword. It can be a good thing, or it can be bad – it all depends on if you WANT to stay connected to other people or if you are looking for that occasional disconnect from society (yes, I have had those). The cell phone is probably the single greatest piece of this modern technology that keeps us all together – more so than when they first came out. When cell phones first came out, what did they do?
They made calls………and received calls. That was it. The very extent that these devices did for functionality. Some phones sold to this day still do just those two things – oh but now they have more features than a Baskin-Robbins has ice cream flavors. The mind-boggler is that a regular smartphone sold today has more processing power than the computer used to put the first man on The Moon (and yes….that DID happen).
Most smart phones sold on the market nowadays are smart – VERY smart. Some to the point to where they will talk back to you if you want. They will not only send/receive calls, but do texting, web surfing, and a host of applications that will keep any person usually amused for quite some time. The other big thing in most phones nowadays is the camera. This once-separate piece of equipment is now incorporated into the body of the phone, thus making it possible to snap a picture whenever your heart desires with quite a bit of ease. You see some cool person on the street? *snap* You have a picture! The definition ranges anywhere from 2 megapixels to a mind-boggling 41 megapixels! Is George Lucas shooting a major blockbuster with his phone now? I guess I don’t get why such a high-definition camera would be needed in a phone, but one of my friends informed me that not everyone has a camera, yet everyone has a phone. I suppose there is some logic to this.
With our always-connected world that we live in, of course just about any phone has instant access to major social sites, such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter (one phone even had a physical Facebook button if you can believe that), so of course you can connect to those and share whatever you captured on your phone in your city-wide butterfly hunt, where you snapped a pic of just about anything that caught your fancy. Sometimes they would be awesome, but sometimes they would be silly – or even downright stupid, but hey…….to each their own. It’s whatever works for you – right?
So in the end, I suppose it would seem inevitable that these little gadgets would enhance our lives in ways that we may not even be aware of, yet they are here – it’s up to us to decide if they belong in the methodology of our lives.