Have you noticed smartphones are killing our skills? For some, this doesn’t appear a problem but bear with me.
What if World War 3 started? Okay, I’ll try and be a little less dramatic! What if smartphone service went down? Plausible. What if we had a zombie apocalypse? Okay, sorry… there I go again.
My point is, what if at some point we needed our skills but did not have use of our smartphones? It’s okay kids. Once upon a time there was a world without smartphones. This very thought is making me a little nostalgic… but I’ll get back on track.
As a world, we are becoming so dependant on technology with just a handful of technology companies at the helm. Will there be a time when these companies control how and what we think? Will they control how we feel?
At this point you’re probably still reading because you think I have a point or you think I’m totally nuts and you want to see what kind of crazy BS I write next. Either is fine with me, as long as you’re still reading.
Here are 6 skills are smartphones are either replacing or damaging all together:
You probably don’t know it yet, however, one day you will thank me for pointing this out. There are so many realistic scenarios where you might not be able to rely on your smartphone.
Consider the possibility of a natural disaster, terrorist attack, an act of war, poor weather, flat batteries, being separated from your smartphone (sounds far fetched but it’s true!) and power outages (not just for your phone but also the towers, servers etc. your phone depends on).
Plus there’s so much we’re missing by being glued to our smartphone. Smartphones stimulate 2 senses; sight and sound. We’re missing the senses of touch, taste and smell when we’re on our phones. We’re missing body language, tone of voice, familiar scents and the experience of sharing food, for example.
I’m not anti-technology. I have and use a smartphone but I know there’s more to life. Switch your phone off for a short while today. Maybe even test yourself on a few of the skills I have mentioned above without reaching for the phone. Test yourself, no cheating.