Cell phones ruin today’s society

Posted Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 5:18pm

Cell phones are an irreplaceable facet of modern culture, but that doesn’t stop them from being one of the worst technological advancements of the our generation.

Now that probably got a rise from many readers simply because the cell phone has cemented itself in today’s culture. The ability to communicate with anyone anywhere at first sounds like one of the greatest things ever. Their uses are growing everyday as the applications that make a cell phone endlessly more versatile. Cell phones have become the Swiss Army Knife of the modern era.

Cell phones are also one of the reasons why going out to a theatre to watch a movie sucks anymore. They are almost as bad as a crying baby (you can’t turn off a baby). It isn’t just idiots forgetting to turn off the volume, it’s the cell phones and ruining some scenes. It’s the light from the screens that instantly draw the eyes of the audience and cause me to miss the movie. I don’t know about anyone else, but when I pay to see a movie, I expect everyone else to be doing the same.

We have become so addicted to cell phones that the fear of not having one has actually become a recognized phobia: nomophobia, the fear of being without the ability to use your cell phone, or to be outside of a service area.

Text messaging and driving causes accidents and deaths. Despite the dangers, people still do it. They are so unwilling to go without constant contact that they will risk their lives and the lives of others to send some of the most meaningless messages.

Cell phones are a technology that will never go away, and I can only hope they are made to become a little less annoying.

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