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Erika Ricard: Reliance and Dependency -- Cell Phone

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Erika Ricard: Reliance and Dependency -- Cell Phone

  1. 1. Reliance and Dependency on Cellular Telephones <ul><li>Erika Ricard </li></ul><ul><li>JUS494: Science, Technology & Inequality </li></ul><ul><li>November 20, 2008 </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>The first cell phone: 1973 </li></ul><ul><li>Availability: extremely low </li></ul><ul><li>Trial customers in Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>and Tokyo only by 1979. </li></ul><ul><li>1987: Over 1,000,000 cell </li></ul><ul><li>phone users in the United </li></ul><ul><li>States alone. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Growth In Mobile Cell Phone Usage </li></ul>
  4. 4. Always Wanting the Best <ul><li>Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Surfing the web </li></ul><ul><li>Checking the stock market </li></ul><ul><li>Playing games </li></ul><ul><li>Videos/pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul>
  5. 5. Recent Addition <ul><li>The Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a huge </li></ul><ul><li>opportunity to have </li></ul><ul><li>quick accessible information. </li></ul><ul><li>MP3 </li></ul><ul><li>Music playing availabilities </li></ul><ul><li>GPS </li></ul><ul><li>Location of anything </li></ul>
  6. 6. Addiction <ul><li>Becoming “a part” of someone </li></ul>

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