Everybody loves their cell phones.
They tell you the time, play music and give directions when you’re lost.
… don’t be fooled!
This is just their public persona.
Like any convincing psychopath smartphones are able to put on a likeable front. They are friendly, helpful and seem like they wouldn’t hurt a fly. All the while they are sadistic killers who smother alarm clocks in their sleep and make sure you GPS system is never found again. (Article continues below)
Smartphones really are Wonderful
Ok, while our tongue may be firmly in our cheek with this infographic it is amazing the amount of everyday tools and gadgets that have been swallowed up by the smartphone revolution.
Who would have thought it all those years ago when Apple introduced the original iPod to the world not all that long ago that within 10 years no-one would be dealing with MP3 files never mind players. This incredible device that revolutionised the music industry suddenly became obsolete as Spotify and similar streaming services became more prominent and data became cheaper.
Similarly, the landline telephone has been an essential product for decades. At some point almost every home in America had one. Now, however, 41% of homes no longer have a landline phone.
That would have been absolutely unthinkable at the turn of the century but now you can call the person you want directly on their mobile no matter where they are without simply hoping that they are at home.
If there is any true indicator of what people are reading it is what men read on the toilet.
That sacred space where you get to truly be alone with the newspaper to get a handle on what is going on in the world.
Well, not any more.
Smartphones have replaced the newspaper as the reading material of choice for men on the toilet.
It turns out we’re no longer reading the business section when we’re doing our business.
GPS and Sat Nav
Paper maps have long gone out of fashion since companies like Tom Tom introduced Satellite Navigation devices.
But now, these satellite navigation devices themselves have become obsolete.
That is thanks to a free app from Google that is available on your smartphone.
Google Maps now has 1 billion active monthly users. This means that the sat nav companies are going to struggle big time.
Bits and Bobs
There are some things that you just don’t think of anymore.
When was the last time you looked up the date on a paper calendar?
When was the last time you wrote a phone number in an address book instead of just saving it onto your phone?
When was the last time you grabbed a flashlight in a hurry instead of just turning the light on your phone on.
The Down Side
There is actually a downside of the smartphones.
The electromagnetic radiation that is emitted from smartphones damages beehives and birds eggs.
These two creatures are essential parts of the ecosystem. This is something we need to be aware of to make sure that our bees especially don’t die out.
Smartphones really are Incredible
Just imagine carrying around all of these devices.
A sat nav, an MP3 player, a camera and on and on and on.
Not just that though, imagine paying individually for each of these. At this point we would be running into thousands of dollars.
Who knows what the future holds but I think it is a safe bet to say that more and more gadgets and devices will disappear to be soaked up into your smartphone.
We can only guess what your phone will be like 10 years from now.
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