In 2006, Jon Markman wrote an article for CNN that started out like this:
“When you get in your car, you reach for it. When you’re at work, you take a break to have a moment alone with it. When you get into an elevator, you fondle it.
Cigarettes? Cup of coffee? Nope, it’s the third most addictive substance in modern life, the cell phone. And experts say it is becoming more difficult for many people to curb their longing to hug it more tightly than most of their personal relationships.
With its shiny surfaces, its sleek and satisfying touch, its mysteries and air of sophistication, the cell phone connects us to the world even as it disconnects us from people three feet away…”
And to think, this article was written before the iPhone was released. Cell phones—and particularly smartphones—have come a long, long way since 2006. Along with that, do you think the addiction has worsened?
We love to hear your thoughts on this. Leave a comment below with your answers to these questions:
Are you addicted to your cell phone? Do you think addiction to cell phones (in general) has worsened over the past five years?