MOBILE PHONES-NOW and THEN

Back in the days of 90’s, when people got habitual of their wired telephones, there came a revolutionary invention- THE MOBILE PHONES. They served as a very useful servant to the humans as it helped them in many ways;

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  • Now, no longer there is a need to stand next to your telephones waiting for someone’s call as you can just take it wherever you want.
  • They are small and easy to handle, so you don’t have to make much space for it.
  • Their portability is their key feature

Over the years, as humans and mobiles have undergone a drastic evolution.

They are no longer just a medium of connecting with people but has now became an important part of our lives.

In almost every situation, the first thought that comes to our mind is our mobiles. Weather it is capturing our happy moments, guiding us in difficult situations or making us feel better in bad times through music-all jobs can be performed by a single mobile phone. Now, in every household, almost each family member owns a mobile. Now that the mobiles have got smarter, people have got completely dependent on it. In fact the social media, with the initial and basic feature of connecting with world has now become an addiction for many.

Over the years, the mobile that was developed as a servant has taken over the commands and became our masters. Now we can’t even think of our lives without a mobile. I agree that mobiles can help you get out of every tough situation in all possible ways but there are times when the same device lands you in trouble.

The diary having phone numbers of all our loved ones have now been replaced by the contact in mobiles, so you don’t have to memorize them but what if someday the data gets lost. They kids can enjoy gaming and scrolling over social sites in mobiles but the parks and grounds are now left empty and the rides are layered by dust. Earlier people use to wake up by the melodious chirping of birds and gaze of the sun but now, they wake up by the disturbing sound of their alarms.

Affect on Students during pandemic

During the tough times of Covid-19 the online teaching has become the new normal. To save the career of students the education platform shifted from classrooms to laptops and mobiles. Indeed mobiles were very useful in the pandemic to connect with people, help them, study online, etc. But it was really hard for students to learn online as it required them to sit in front of their phones for more than 5 hours daily. It has caused various harmful effects on them such as:

  • Constant headache
  • Itching in eyes
  • Watering of eyes
  • Anxiety
  • Vision loss

In the race to explore the digital world, we are somehow loosing our connections with the real physical world.

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