And yet when you think about things that might want to kill you, you rarely look at your phone. And yet your phone is killing you.
We know, the news isn’t good. It does happen.
Dozens of people have lost their lives from mobile phones and we are not talking of course about the new 5G antennas that make your mind fried egg with all that they emit. And it’s not just radiation.
In Australia, after a survey found, 32% of drivers admit to reading messages while driving.
So when you see a car coming at you and you have no idea why, then just think that most likely the driver will make a new post on Insta.
The number of pedestrian casualties in the US has increased by 51% since 2009. In 2017, pedestrian accidents increased by 21% in Australia, with police blaming the stupidity of smartphones.
Another danger lurking is our addiction to the dopamines that the brain secretes after the dozens of ringing on our smartphone.
Anxiously awaiting a new message that will make us feel a little better.
But at the same time we are nervous and constantly looking at the screen to see if anyone remembered us; and this of course causes a lot of nervousness.
Scientists say nervousness is caused by cortisol secretions flowing through our blood waiting for something new to appear on the screen.
Google itself says that owning a smartphone device creates a continuing obligation.
“The body is stressed and always wants to see the mobile phone. That’s the only way to relieve stress”,
says the director of the “Center for Internet and Technology Addiction“, David Greenfield.
Another aspect of the dangers lurking within smartphones are games of various kinds, such as first-person gambling and video games.
Especially boys are addicted to what we call “danger porn”. This is contained in “shooter” games and “gambling apps”.
Ultimately, without knowing exactly the impact the new 5G network will have on our health, one thing is certain: smartphones play a huge role in our lives and are now considered essentials, such as roof and water.
A decade has been with us and we’re as much addicted as anything else.
Is it time to make sense? But how?
Check out the album below to see some of the most addictive apps of recent years: