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Essay On Mobile Phone A Boon Or Curse

It’s been years since someone had to look for spare change in their pocket to make a call out on the street from a pay phone, have we forgotten that mobile phones are somehow a blessing? The question here is whether mobile phones are a blessing or a curse. According to the “2013 mobile growth statistics” 91% of all people in the world have mobile phones and 56% own a smart phone, also according to mobile growth statistics the average age of owning a mobile phone now is 13. There are over 1.2 billion people accessing the WEB from their mobile devices and 28.85% of emails are being accessed through mobile phones.

So basically humans lately have been living through their phones on a daily basis. Mobile phones have become a necessity in our everyday lives, whether for business, education, emergency, pleasure etc. Mobile phones have been under constant development and upgrade since they were first invented. Today most people have mobile phones, which don’t come close to resembling the first mobile phones, which were just a mean of communication with very little variety. A phone is no longer an electronic phonebook it’s a; mobile phone, computer, reminder, calendar, radio etc.

Like any other product mobile phones have advantages and disadvantages, and this is why we ask ourselves whether it’s a blessing or a curse. However as a consumer of mobile phones I would say it is a bit of both. The advantages of having a “smart phone” are dependable, what I mean by dependable is that I can actually depend on my phone; which might seem like technology is making us into lazy human beings but its not. We educate ourselves we try to make everything as easy as possible so we can enjoy life. So what a “smart phone” does is that it helps me keep my life in order, and we do so by having applications that help with “ordering things online, having reminders, alarm clocks, social media, the news, having applications to connect with distant loved ones and of course applications that help with boredom.” We now have all of this at the tip of our fingers, at the touch of one button making life more comfortable.

We also consider mobile phones a curse, mobile phones have so much to offer and having so much can become distracting and time consuming. I often find myself lost in another world with my phone pinned to my face, just jumping from one application to another surfing the web and I also get easily distracted when my phone keeps on beeping with notifications, text messages and updates. People have a lot of accidents while checking their phones for text messages, calling someone or just checking who’s doing what on social media.

It has been one of the two major causes for accidents in Europe and America, just following driving under the influence of alcohol. Another big issue we are facing nowadays is the fact that we’re not facing people while having a conversation; we’re actually facing our phones. This is a problem because we seem to be caught up more in the virtual world rather than the real one, which will make us regret a lot of things in the future.

One has to realize and become aware of the distractions a smart phone can offer, its meant to make life easier not more complicating. So smart phones are both a blessing and a curse it’s the consumer that decides whether it will become a distraction or a gadget that will just make things easier. The mobile phone will then be a perk to your life rather than being a burden and a time consuming device.

Citations MLA format:

Hepburn, Aden. “Infographic: 2013 Mobile Growth Statistics | Digital Buzz Blog.” 2013 Mobile Growth Statistics. N.p., 1 Oct. 2013. Web. 03 Sept. 2014. .

  Have you ever thought what knife is – an instrument used in the kitchen or a weapon ? Similar is the case with technology that is mobile phones. It all depends on the way it is used. Nobody can deny the fact that science has made a tremendous progress in the twentieth century. Recent advancements in technology have made our lives easier. Since the dawn of human civilisation man has been dedicated to inventing and creating things. Mobile phone is one such, portable electronic device. These have completely changed the concept of telephoning and are now inexpensive, easy to use, comfortable and equipped with almost every latest feature we desire such as camera, calculator, internet, banking services, games and many more. Mobile phones can be now seen as the most used present day phenomenon. No doubt, that the cell phones have not only assisted us in emergencies but also improved the livelihood by providing employment and facilitating services but there are always two sides of a coin. The same will go true for the phone technologies. The technology is effective as well as disadvantageous. The finest disadvantage is that the technology have impacted the natural method of human interaction badly. Also cell phones have made terrorist attacks in the world very easy. This has become a global matter of concern. Instead of viewing things aerially, let us just focus on our lives. Mobile phones have severe health implications too. Radiations transmitted by these devices have proved harmful to lives. Mobile phone addiction is another major disadvantage. Sneak a look around and you will be forced to think as if people were married to mobile phones, sounds funny but true. Teenagers are engaged on their mobile phones all the time, no matter on phone calls, using SMS text messages, personalizing the mobile phones with ringtones and pictures etc. which often results in loss of concentration and brings distractions of all kinds. Despite of its harmful effects, students use mobile phones in the classrooms  through which they fail to concentrate on the class and spend time in texting or surfing etc. This  has become a vital threat to the students career and to the system education. Late night chats with friends and telling lies to parents might also result in terrible decline of moral values . Young people are not realizing the effect and impact it has on the future of the individuals as well as the society.  I feel at times that we ourselves are paving the way for our youth towards the devastation and shoving them into fire. It is the duty and responsibility of every right minded citizen to educate and inculcate our youth, especially college students towards the proper use of mobile phones and also the need to capacitate them for a bright and prosperous future. The future of our nation is in the hands of the young generation that needs proper discipline, guidelines, rules and regulations. Let us all lead them in a proper and healthy way forward.         ———————- Article contributed by Harkanwal Singh Nehal our Guest Writer and intern. Harkanwalis pursuing B.Com (Hons) from SRCC (Delhi University). He is an avid reader , loves music and hockey.         

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