Notes on the Smartphone Revolution

I am looking into the idea of how smartphones, the internet and phones have changed us in the last 30 years. Please answer the following questions:

How have smartphones changed us?
How has the internet changed us?

There are some areas of change that seem to be important, maybe you consider them for your answer:

  • Business
    • Smartphones enabling on-demand access to friends, family, colleagues, companies, brands, retailers
    • Advertisement
      • advertising is more effective and can be set-up in networks
      • advertising can be related to in-store purchases through cellphone location
      • specials can be offered for people logging-in with their phones
    • Higher Connectivity
      • No husbands bringing the wrong things back home
    • Business districts adapt better to customers desires
  • Education
    • virtually unlimited information and unlimited miseducation
      • smartness depends now on particular skills to filter noise in your networks
    • “revolutionary devices enable on-demand access to friends, family, colleagues, companies, brands, retailers, cat videos, and much more.”
    • virtually unlimited information”
      • unlimited conspiracy theories
      • “personally relevant stimuli”
    • Sleep Reduction because of more blue lights and responsive Entertainment
    • Loss of boredom. Time not filled
  • Health
    • “revolutionary devices enable on-demand access to friends, family, colleagues, companies, brands, retailers, cat videos, and much more.”
    • Harder to concentrate; easier to get distracted
  • Social life
    • endless entertainment
    • Loss of boredom
    • Responsive Entertainment (more customers)
    • People look at their phones more than at other people.
      • Privacy violation becomes more likely.
  • Additional thoughts “Three things come to mind from the old days: 1) I used to stand around and be bored at bus stops, 2) we used to get lost in the car often, 3) we often missed connection with another person and stood around wondering where they were. 4) also, we had pointless arguments about details of movies that are now resolved instantly by IMDB.”

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