Smartphone's and their hindrance effect

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Smartphone's and their hindrance effect

  1. 1. Smartphone's and their Hindrance effect<br />
  2. 2. ...Smart phones what are they?<br />A mobile device that surpasses a regular phone<br />Integrates the functionalities of a PDA and a Personal computer.<br />A device that enables individuals to work away from home and still be in touch with employees & consumers/customers.<br />It is estimated to have a consumer market of about 1.8 – 3 billion subscribers.<br />
  3. 3. Smart phone’s and Education <br />With 45% of adolescents aged 12-17 possessing Smartphone's, this has made it more of a fashion and a social dependency.<br />This has also resulted in students being distracted in class due to their need to answer a call or stream the web(e.g. Facebook or twitter).<br /> In some cases, e.g. in Australia, this has lead to cyber bullying and suicide. <br />
  4. 4. Smartphone and Productivity<br />A research conducted in the US found that on average teens spend 7hrs on media entertainment via smart phone's.<br />Most symptoms associated with this are the build up of anxiety, distraction, sleep deprivation and repetitive Strain Injury(RSI) .<br /> A survey by Nielsen shows that 60% of apps download on smart phone’s are games, while productivity apps at 26%. <br />
  5. 5. Smartphone and Workspace<br />As a result of working away from home this adds costs to companies that allow there employee’s to work overtime.<br />During important meetings , top level managers are to glued constantly to their smart phone’s.<br />This shows disrespect & lack of interest of the matter at hand, the habit is also contagious. <br />
  6. 6. Smartphone and Society<br />Smartphone’s have become more of a norm, with reliant of joining social networks.<br />In 2001, a worldwide survey showed that 3300 people under the age 45, 80% of them sms mostly.<br />As micro-cultures arise from smartphone syndrome, social & cultural values & norms change.<br />
  7. 7. Smartphone and Society<br />If an individual discontinued using their smartphones, they are prone to feel vulnerable and unstable.<br /> As Technological advancement continues, it will be hard to draw a line where IT communication ends and when human interaction begins. <br />
  8. 8. ....Conclusion<br />The advancement in smartphones and technology will bring about the era where people stop interacting physically but use devices for their livelihood.<br />

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