Mobile phones: Impacts, challenges, and predictions.
The mobile phone is driving one of the most important technological revolutions in human history. This statement is not an exaggeration. Today, mobile phones are used more than people, but measuring the quantity alone makes the importance of the mobile phone to those who trust it, oversimplified. Polls have shown that people prefer to eat less than give up their mobile phone. People who forgot their phone at home will come back to pick it up, but would rather leave without a wallet. The US Supreme Court ruled that a mobile phone is an integral part of a person, an extension of his personality.
However, the mobile phone revolution is just beginning. Simple “feature phones” have helped lift more than 1 billion people in Africa out of extreme poverty. Simple add-ons provide professional treatment in remote towns in Mexico. In India, e-commerce is raising the standard of living for millions of people. In developed countries, we are just beginning to understand how smartphones will improve our lives.
By far the biggest contribution to the mobile phone community is productivity gains. People are more effective when they are connected, especially when they are connected, when, where, and with whom they want. In addition, the mobile phone is an invaluable tool that can entertain, educate, improve safety and make our lives more convenient.
Like all breakthrough technologies, mobile phones also have negative qualities. We may have first realized this in 1989, when cell phones first rang in theaters. While some might be upset or angry, we were alarmed. Our unshakable belief in the potential of the mobile phone has prevented us from seeing how antisocial it can be. And, of course, calling a movie theater or a concert hall is not the only nuisance.
The first commercial portable mobile phones became available in October 1983. Why did it take so long to discover their antisocial aspects? Initially, most mobile phones were connected to cars. The only handheld devices, and we use the word “portable” in a broad sense of the word, were Motorola’s DynaTACs, which weighed over a kilogram and were understandably called “bricks”. It is unlikely that people brought DynaTAC to the concert hall. Since this cell phone was sold for $ 4,000, which is equivalent to roughly $ 10,000.
The chances of finding him were slim today. In 1989, Motorola introduced the MicroTAC, a foldable phone that was large by modern standards, but at 12.3 ounces, it was small enough to fit in a coat pocket. MicroTAC was affordable enough to become popular.
. The mobile phone alone does not make people rude. Educated people have learned to turn off the doorbell in a concert hall and talk quietly in crowded places. In Japan, for example, using a cell phone in a train carriage would be harshly reprimanded by the driver. Ultimately, society learns to adapt to revolutionary technologies, which is why we rarely hear phone ringing in films today..
In general, the impact of mobile phones on society was predominantly positive. This influence has come about primarily with the two simplest mobile phone technologies: talking and text messaging. These simple activities have revolutionized the lives of billions of people. A case in point is a poor woman in an Indian village who receives microfinance to buy a cell phone and services. He then invites farmers in his village to use his personal phone for a nominal fee so that they can call neighboring villages and find the best markets for their produce. Everyone wins! Women, farmers and shoppers who end up getting fresher produce at better prices.
We are still in the early stages of mobile phone development. Only a small part of the potential of a mobile phone has been uncovered. Services, especially Internet access, are too expensive, as are the phones themselves. Smartphones try to do everything for everyone, but not optimally. Mobile phones are designed as mass market products without considering the fact that people are unique and that different people benefit from phones designed for their unique needs.
Each of these shortcomings is eliminated in our society in the following ways:
• New radio technologies are increasing the capacity of existing systems and reducing maintenance costs.
• Dedicated devices optimized for medical, educational or IoT applications are emerging every day.
• Apps are beginning to emerge that promise to revolutionize medicine, education and business.
• People begin to cooperate in ways that were not even dreamed of 10 years ago; The ability of mobile phone cooperation to overthrow governments has already been demonstrated.
We are still in the early stages of mobile phone development. Only a small part of the capabilities of a mobile phone has been disclosed. Services, especially Internet access, are too expensive, as are the phones themselves. Smartphones try to do everything for everyone, but not optimally. Mobile phones are designed as mass market products without considering the fact that people are unique and that different people benefit from phones designed for their unique needs.