Smart phones

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - SYED M AH­SAN ALI

The in­ven­tion of mo­bile phone was one of the big­gest in­ven­tions of the 20th cen­tury. Ini­tially mo­bile phones were used to make a call and they were usu­ally larger in size. Then mo­bile phones be­gan to shrink in size and an idea to send a text mes­sage in ad­di­tion to the voice com­mu­ni­ca­tion, ar­rived.

To­day smart phones are com­monly used by a very large num­ber of peo­ple, as many so­cial me­dia and gam­ing ap­pli­ca­tions can be in­stalled in smart phones, al­most 77% of smart phone users in our coun­try are just 21 to 30 years old. But it also has some draw­backs as our youth is spend­ing a lot of time on us­ing smart phones. Be­cause of the ex­ces­sive use of smart phones and other elec­tronic gad­gets, our in­ter­ac­tion with our fam­ily mem­bers, neigh­bours, friends and rel­a­tives is de­creas­ing, which makes us nar­cis­sis­tic; we don’t know about our en­vi­ron­ment and what’s go­ing on around us. Mo­bile phones are also haz­ardous to hu­man health be­cause of the emer­gence of dif­fer­ent types of rays.

We should re­duce the us­age of mo­bile phones. More­over, we should not make it our hobby to use it with­out ne­ces­sity. — Karachi

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