Technopolies- CELL PHONES
One technology that has greatly affected the world and nature is the cell phone. It started out as a means for people to get a hold of people for help. At first the cell phone was rarley seen, people could not afford it or it was jsut to big and bulky for people to lug around. The very first cell phones also did not get very good reception, so many jsut used pay phones. Many changes came about due to cell phones. We went from a society that relied on land lines and pay phones, to a society who could talk to anyone anywhere, at anytime. The cell phone started big and bulky, but now its shrunk to sizes that are small enough to slide into your pocket and you don't even know its there. The phones aslo have strengthened there reception. You can go most places now and recieve and make phone calls. Cell phones have changed the way we communicate. With the advances in cell phones, brought a new form of communication. We now can not only talk to people, but you can text people, which has become an easier way to communicate with people. Text has become a new form of communication. For many its easier to text then to actually call someone. IN some respects it has made phone conversations somewhat uncomfortable becuase you could easily just text and get the same result in a less personal way.
Since the creation of the cell phone there have been many winners. The winners are us. We are now able to connect one another anytime we want. Before we had to be near a land line, now its as easy as 1,2,3. The cell phone companies have been winners also. Almost everyone has a cell phone these days, which means the cell phone companies are bringing in the big bucks. The cell phones have created some losers though as well. The land line phone companies have suffered no becuase rarely do people use their home phones now, becuase they all can call each other on their cell phones for free. Pay phones have also suffered. You don't see them around much anymore becuase they are rarley needed, and the prices for pay phones has risen greatly which makes people want to use them even less.
The cell phone has also hurt many other types of products like mp3 players and cameras becuase you can now buy cell phones with all these capabilities that are jsut as good as some of the mp3 and cameras out there. Cell phones have allowed people to share, listen, and see more pictures and music then they ever were able to do. Now cell phones have so many features that you can ask your cell phone to give you exact directions to a certain location from where you are, and it can do it because it has GPS in it.
I think that cell phones have changed the way in which we look at communication now. We see communication as somethin easy. We can do it in the blink of an eye, and we can do it for cheap. I also do not think its possible to limit or redirect the influence of cell phones becuase they are going to consistently get smaller and more efficent for our use. I think they can only benefit us, and our methods of communication.
The cell phone has come a long way since its first model, but as its progressed through time it has become a vital technology to our society and technoloply.