20 years ago when your phone rang, you had to be home to answer it. Today our phones travel with us, and we are so dependent on them that we check them every six-and-a-half minutes. It’s the first thing we do in the morning, and it’s the last thing we do at night.
Phones are not just used for calling anymore. We check email, text, socialize, bank, keep time, shop, take photos, surf the web, listen to music, game, run our businesses, get directions, read, etc., etc. on our phones. A person checks their smartphones an average of 150 times during a 16 hour day
Technology is beginning to merge with our humanistic lives. We are living 2 lives. Your real life and your tech life. Technology has created a new type of relationship. A “behind the screen” relationship. It’s like virtual reality. You interact with a person that you could reach out and call or visit with, but you choose to socialize on your terms.
Social networking has given us a new kind of freedom, but you basically give up your right to privacy by interacting on social networking. On Facebook or Snap Chat people capture, do, and say things that they normally wouldn’t say or do in person. Communication becomes a little foggy, people become a little bold behind the screen, and many times reality doesn’t seem real anymore until you pay for the consequence later!
We are connected all the time.
Does your Device control your life, or do you use your Device to enhance your life?
Could you turn off your phone for a day? How much does your phone define who you are?