Smartphones. They’re everywhere. They know what you had for breakfast, when your appointments are, when your mom’s birthday is (even if you don’t), and where you were on that “bathroom break” you claimed to take the other day. The services these increasingly smaller devices provide as well as the data sets they contain are unparalleled in human history. These devices are changing us, from how we interact to others, to the development of new “cellular” related mental and emotional disorders. The centrality of these devices is reshaping the physical face of our world, from “cell phone waiting” parking lots in airports to the strange new breed of metal tree that carries our data across the face of the world.
Smartphones: Changing Us and Changing Our World