It is really unbelievable taking a look down McKinley and see over 90% of the students walking around either on their cell phone talking or they were texting somebody. With all of the capabilities that a phone has, consumers are becoming way too dependable on their cell phones. There are people that would absolutely lose their mind if their cell phone became lost. Similar to the story in Shirky, the girl put way too much dependance into her phone and then when she lost it she was "lost".
With all of the capabilities, it has also become more and more dangerous as people become so engrossed into their phone that they get distracted while drive. People who are texting, browsing, or calling someone have been the cause of many accidents and sadly many deaths. Now with everthing else the phones can do, it makes you wonder how distracting it may be to drivers.
All in all, I believe we are becoming way too dependant on our cell phones. Although the innovations for the phone are great and very nice additions, the responsibility still lies on the user and to use the applications to their proper design.