“In the orthodontist's office. Walking my kids to school. In meetings. Even while making breakfast. Sometimes it is in my hand before I even know what I'm searching for. Sometimes I tap the screen absent mindedly -- looking at my email, a local blogger, my calendar, and Twitter.
I'm not the only one struggling with this very modern compulsion.” Mr. Chairman, this is just one confession from an individual who is a smartphone addict. For my student prepared speech, I have decided to pose an all timely question to my audience tonight “Is your Smartphone smarter than you are - How addicted are you?
With every passing day, technology seems to be overtaking our daily lives. Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, career or economic status. Our culture has now become more tech savvy and tech hungry. Everyone wants to own a smartphone. As I speak right now a relative in the US just might be packing a smartphone to send to SVG. According to the Oxford Dictionary,” A smartphone is…a mobile phone that performs many of the functions of a computer, typically having a touchscreen interface, Internet access, and an operating system capable of running downloaded apps.”
Mr Chairman, research findings show that 56 percent of all Americans own a smart phone; up a whopping 25% from 2011, and in this country you do not have to be unemployed to own one, all and sundry owns one. I have seen a number of students walking around with smartphones. How smart is this decision I do not know. The smartphone, has become not just an object, but for many a best friend. "Smaetphones have become so ingrained in our daily lives that it is so difficult for many of us to consisder going about our days without them at our side. They are taken into the shower, they are seen at dinner tables, in churches, at the movies, in the supermarkets and the list is endless. Mr. Chairman, this thing has become so ridiculous that that it detaches humanity and steal the moments from us that we value most :...