Since its appearance, smartphones have received numerous compliments and positive reviews from all around the world. Supporters consider it as a private assistant; say how it saves all this time. Nevertheless, have you ever wondered where the saved time goes to? Usually, it is turned into another busy work. Think: When you use your smartphone to accelerate the speed of processing the workload, the way your boss rewards you is to assign you more work because he/she thinks you are available and excellently efficient. In another case, while the smartphone is your friend at work, which helps you get things done more quickly, it turns against you when you are off duty by its ability to connect with everything about work. You no longer belong to yourself even after work; nor does the excuse that you were not in the office exist to reject any bother from work. In other words, “thanks to the existence of smartphone,” you are expected to be available all the time to handle any emergency arising. Are you still sure smartphones can make our life easier or busier?
There is no doubt that smartphones have borne evidence of one of groundbreaking inventions of the world and they do bring countless benefits in our life. They help us organize our schedule and provide a window to knowing the world through its little yet exquisite interface. However, it is impossible that there is no disadvantage with so much convenience they have given us. Distraction issue caused by multi-tasking, estranged relationship with friends and family, waste of our time caused by addiction and so on. Actually, it requires time to prove we really use it well to make our life easier as we think. There is one thing for sure that we have to be the master of our technological products. It is us who take advantage of them, not they take advantage of us.
***A little reflection***
***I had been resisting the attraction of smartphones so hard. Yet after I watched the movie, Before Sunrise, which is an excellent movie and definitely worth your try, I really set my mind not to buy one for me. I got inspired by one of the conversations about technology in that film.
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