After reading the first section of Shirkey's book, it has made me think of how much we truly rely on our cell phones, and technology in general for that matter. Have you ever heard someone say, "What did we ever do before cell phones"? Well, this is a question that has a lot of truth to it.
Cell phones have changed the way we find others, communicate with others, and learn new things. It has changed America in many different ways. But we as a country probably depend on this little gadget too much. Now cell phones have Facebook and Twitter to where you can update your status for the world to see. We can text instead of talk, we can use the phone as a walkie-talkie, and we can look up information on the internet through our cell phones. Are these new technologies hurting us as a society?
I think that we do rely on our cell phones, as a whole, too much. I think I am a part of this group of people. I use my phone too much, to be honest. But I do need my cell phone for my work due to the fact that I am on call during the week. I believe that cell phones are a good thing but they do become something that we rely on to fill in time.
When we are bored, we usually want something to do. If there is nothing to do, the closest form of technology is usually what we go to for entertainment. That usually happens to be our cell phone. Do you all feel that we use our cell phones too much?