Importance of Cell Phone and Internet



  • How good a day without having Cell Phones and Internet Package for an human in the world?



  • I think @scottalanmiller would say that would be the worst, or near worst day of his life.


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    I would, pretty awful. I've had days like that and it's not phone being cut off from people. I suppose if you are an introvert it would be wonderful, forced solitude. But as an extrovert, it's not fun at all.



  • Our family has "tech free Sunday" every week when we're not allowed to use the internet on our phones, tablets or PCs. I think it helps our mental health. I do check my work e-mail a couple of times a day though to check work hasn't collapsed and we do still use Netflix on the TV. And SMS and voice is allowed so we are still contactable.

    We're all introverts in our family, though!



  • A life with out Cell phone service and Internet, or even a day, would mean no one would see this post.

    People couldn't learn from each other, nearly as easily, we'd have to ship books around the globe to learn. Best practices, would generally remain a local best practice, until the idea and implementation was exported via BOOK to other parts of the world.

    It'd be impossible to survive in today's world without cell service and internet. At least in the field that we're all a part of.



  • Life would be very sad .
    Not fun at all :worried: :worried:



  • @Joy said:

    Life would be very sad .
    Not fun at all :worried: :worried:

    So life was very sad for thousands of years before we had this technology?


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    @Dashrender said:

    @Joy said:

    Life would be very sad .
    Not fun at all :worried: :worried:

    So life was very sad for thousands of years before we had this technology?

    Sadder, yes. People were isolated and lonely.


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    Introverts were probably happier, they had good excuses to be isolated and removed from people. For extroverts, it was probably horrible for the same reasons.


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    I remember my childhood improving greatly when cell phones were available to me in 1992 and suddenly I could stay in contact with far more people than before. And that was nothing compared to the leap of being connected to the Internet which I was in 1994. It truly did make me happier not being isolated so much of the time.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    Introverts were probably happier, they had good excuses to be isolated and removed from people. For extroverts, it was probably horrible for the same reasons.

    Extroverts were often spotted in taverns, where they were seen talking the ears off anyone nearby....

    How I long for the days of being non-contactable.... now everyone knows you have a phone in your pocket, so they all expect an immediate response. Back in the olden days, if I wasn't home, you didn't reach me. Now people get mad if you don't text/email/call them right back.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    Introverts were probably happier, they had good excuses to be isolated and removed from people. For extroverts, it was probably horrible for the same reasons.

    I think it's the opposite. Pre-internet, when I used to go to training courses and seminars, during the coffee breaks there was nothing to do so everyone talked to each other. Even me, despite being introverted!

    Now I go to them and everyone is glued to their phones in silence (or talking to the office). I hate it.

    I suspect it isn't so bad in the US, as you're generally a much more friendly and confident bunch, but in the UK it's terrible. One of the main points of going on courses and seminars was to meet people. If I'm not doing that, I may as well stay in the office and join a webinar (webinars - another internet invention that has killed the art of meeting people).


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    @Carnival-Boy said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    Introverts were probably happier, they had good excuses to be isolated and removed from people. For extroverts, it was probably horrible for the same reasons.

    I think it's the opposite. Pre-internet, when I used to go to training courses and seminars, during the coffee breaks there was nothing to do so everyone talked to each other. Even me, despite being introverted!

    Now I go to them and everyone is glued to their phones in silence (or talking to the office). I hate it.

    I suspect it isn't so bad in the US, as you're generally a much more friendly and confident bunch, but in the UK it's terrible. One of the main points of going on courses and seminars was to meet people. If I'm not doing that, I may as well stay in the office and join a webinar (webinars - another internet invention that has killed the art of meeting people).

    I guess I didn't go to many of those in the pre-Internet phone era. Some, but never met people as everyone kept to themselves even then (think Office 2003 launch party, for example.)


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