It is hard to imagine a time that we lacked the capability to instantly connect with each other. Over a relatively short period of time, humanity’s methods of communication morphed into the easy access we have today to reach practically anyone, located just about anywhere on the globe.
It wasn’t always this way, and many people take for granted that simple accessibility. Entire generations have never known life without touch screens and smart phones. Yet there are people alive today who were born long before telephones and televisions were standard devices to have in homes.
Communication over time
The brilliance of the human mind and ingenuity is quite apparent in the progression of our communications systems through time. From the physical telegraphy of smoke and fire signals to the electronic telegraph systems, from messages being delivered on foot or by horseback to sending by car, train, and air, we continued to advance. When computers hit the scene and the age of digital technology took off, we quickly sped through several types of communication. Email and instant messaging were happening online as cordless home phones morphed into chunky portable phones. And it didn’t take long after the introduction of cell phones for our societies to reach the point where it was normal for everyone to have one.
And those methods of communication are still evolving. Smart phones are the standard in most places, but new models come out every year. Who knows what type of devices we will be using to talk to each other in just a few years’ time.
Finding a good cell phone repair company
As it is basically expected that everyone you encounter has a cell phone these days, it is important for there to be plenty of businesses and locations that offer handheld electronic repairs. Our cell phones go with us everywhere, and just about everyone who has owned one will be able to share a story of dropping, cracking, or breaking their phone at some point or another. Local iPhone repair services are crucial to most communities, but it is important to have a cell phone repair company that can handle any time of device, as there are so many out there. Until we reach the next levels of invention and create devices that are impervious to our accidents, forgetfulness, distractedness and clumsiness, a quality cell phone repair company is not going to be hurting for work.
Society and the cell phone
There was a study conducted by the UN recently that showed an astonishing fact: while 6 billion of the 7 billion people populating the planet have access to a phone, a mere 4.5 billion people have access to working toilets. It seems that the priorities have gotten a little bit mixed up along the way. Yes, smart phones are helpful and often important to the way that people live their lives. After all, about 57% of people who have smart phones use them to do online banking, and 43% of smart phone owners utilize their devices to look up job information. The list goes on: 40% of those with smart phones look up government information or services on their portable device, and 30% use the mini computers to take a class and access other educational content.
These are all positive aspects of cell phone use, but there is a growing gap between the developed and undeveloped societies, between the rich and the poor. We need to work to close that gap rather than ignore it.