Amy Watson | AmyWatson

A World Without Cell Phones

Nov 22nd 2010 at 2:32 PM

It often seems difficult to imagine yourself in a world without mobile phones, even if to all intents and purposes we were all doing exactly that not so long ago. But when you think about the prevalence in the present day of the cell phone, it is clear that if they were taken away tomorrow the world would be a very different place.

Think about how you react now if you are delayed in returning from work or a shopping trip. If you are stuck in transport, you couldn’t get to a pay phone to call home and tell your family or friends you were safe and would be back soon. With a cell phone, you can make this call and/or send a message.

Arranging to meet someone is now a lot more failsafe than it used to be. There was a time when, if you turned up at the meeting place and your friend was late, delayed, or just not coming, you would be left to stand around for as long as was appropriate, until they showed up or you decided to give up and leave. Now you can send a message to ensure they’ll be there, and to tell them you will be.

Mobile phones also have immense use in business capacities. If you are looking to arrange or make a delivery, then being able to make contact and be contacted on the move is more or less essential these days – because if you cannot, then you can be sure that someone else will.

Please to comment
Nov 3rd 2013 at 1:26 AM by foxychops
so true
Oct 5th 2013 at 4:15 AM by marty
thx for sharing
Feb 28th 2012 at 5:00 PM by TimRR
very interesting and true
Jan 30th 2012 at 10:48 PM by blackfolder1
When I was young there was a pay phone on every corner though, so you simply just stopped and called home if you were going to be late. Times have changed.
Jan 12th 2012 at 10:49 AM by inertia4
There are lots of things that would change. Even if there were no computers, I remember a time with any of this technology. And like you said I cannot understand now how I lived without them. I love this technology. I should have had it when I was young. Nice article.
Sep 30th 2011 at 9:19 PM by LonnieG
And now the iPhone5 is about to open up even more ways to make that mobile phone indispensable! ~L
May 3rd 2011 at 8:42 AM by JohnFuller
Amy, tks for the follow and the article. I have a love, hate relationship with my
Mar 24th 2011 at 7:10 PM by leviro
Great article. Thanks. :)
Mar 6th 2011 at 7:10 PM by mrpgn123
This is so true, The mobile phone is now a major part of all our lifes, We are living in the digital age! ;-) Good article, P.S. edit your link to make it "live" so people can click through to your website! You will see a button in the editor which looks like an 8 on it's side a chain link - Use that to insert your link - High light copy n paste
Nov 30th 2010 at 3:15 PM by GTBulmer
Hello, Amy: You make a good case for the dependence most people have on their mobile devices these days! I think a lot of people would be lost without them, lol. Thanks for posting this article. :-) GT
Nov 26th 2010 at 8:38 PM by gerardoantonio
great keep on writing.

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