Basically, smartphones control every aspect of our lives. They have many clear
benefits, but... Are we aware of the risks of using these technologies?
Perhaps the greatest benefit of smartphones is that they save us time. They help us with our daily routines through a variety of apps. In addition, they help keep us in touch with our relatives and avoid loneliness during this difficult time. With smartphones, we can also stay informed about different issues. It’s also worth mentioning that all this information fits in your pocket!
There are some downsides though. With these apps, it’s easier to procrastinate and spend time mindlessly scrolling through social media apps. There also is the issue of privacy. By spending time on your smartphone, you’re giving data to Google, Facebook, and other tech corporations. Other downsides include smartphone addiction, a new difficulty in disconnecting from work responsibilities and the profound change in relationships. Most strikingly, the privacy issue pervades our everyday moment, drastically hurting our personal liberty and freedom.