Science and technology have proven to be a major tool of advancement in the lives of human beings. Yearly, huge grants are awarded to scientific research and development, ranging from small devices like microchips to space science.
According to The Atlantic, on the 3rd of April, 1973, the first mobile phone call was made. Since this eventful day, we have seen huge advancements as regards mobile technology.
The first generation of mobile phones was rather large and heavy, not really befitting of the ‘mobile’ status. The cell service was not great either, we have gone from 1G to 2G and 3G, neither could you retain a lot of data. Screens were tiny, with a choice of two colors and polyphonic ringtones. Most mobile phones before 2001 did not have a camera, so it was strictly business. Today, there is a huge difference in what is available. Not only are there choices as regards cell service, but you can also choose the kind of software you want to work with, but there are also the popular options of the Android and IOS versions depending on what you like as a person.
You are now faced with options of how many megapixels you want your mobile phone’s camera to have, how large the RAM (Random Access Memory) is, and if it has additional storage. Most mobile phones today have more features than some desktop computers in the early and late ’90s. Now with your mobile phone you can work virtually, receive and send emails, complete an online transaction, shop for household and personal items and get them delivered, you can even monitor your health and exercise pattern.
All the above contribute to how an individual will live his or her life based on the kind of cell phone users. It is a common occurrence to see a long queue the night before the new version of a phone is released. Cell phone manufacturers have different exchange packages within which someone can get to use the latest version of cell phones available. One may stop to ask, ‘what are these people obsessed about?’
Truth be told, present-day technology and functionality as far as business, corporate and many walks of life are concerned, have become tied to the efficient use of a mobile phone. In fact, people now add ‘social media savvy’ as a skill on their resume. For you to be able to function and keep up with recent trends in today’s world, one needs to be able to use social media properly. To also understand the terms on different platforms and how to respond, because your expertise in this area could make or mar your progress. To be able to use these platforms you must own and know how to navigate a ‘smartphone’.
Not to mention the fact that the mobile phone industry is a huge one which contributes a lot to the economy. Telecommunications giants like Apple and Samsung rake in millions of dollars yearly while providing goods and services that make our lives more bearable.