Our addiction to the mobile technology is growing by the day. The simple mobile phone has evolved to a smart phone offering extensive range of functions right at your fingertips no matter where you are (provided there is mobile coverage).
Smart-phones and tablets offer a great deal of options from simple entertainment such as music, movies or games to more utilitarian functions such as business or train table look-ups. One can read a daily newspaper or the very next moment have a quick game of Sudoku. It is all there and the token pricing means the apps are very affordable.
The negative aspect of the smart devices is our dependence on them. Everywhere I go I see people glued to the tiny screens, not paying attention to their surroundings or even to where they are going. The other and yet similar aspect is the isolation the always in ear or huge over the ear headphones create. People cannot hear approaching cars or train announcements as they are listening to their music with volume set to the maximum. Worst yet is criminal use of smart devices by many drivers – this is really dangerous activity. Looking up your Facebook or posting Twitter messages while driving is really not OK.