What are we without our cellphones these days. They provide us with the ability to communicate, learn and be entertained. But which apps can we no longer live without?
#5. Camera: The next generation of phone users has become obsessed with their own vanity and humble brags. The single most used function on a phone seems to be the camera. The number of selfies taken each year seems to grow exponentially with no sign of slowing down. Beyond vanity there are some really beneficial uses to this. From photographing prospective real estate to keeping important paper work in one place, the camera is one of the most critical aspects of a phone.
#4. Games: We have all become so consumed by modern technology that we can no longer sit still and enjoy a break. Now when we are left alone to our own thoughts we go a little nutty. As a result that awkward silence of sitting alone is now consumed by playing simple, mindless cellphone games. They generally require very little skill or attention however we are addicted to it and we’re not afraid to admit it by posting it on social media. Can we live without them? Maybe… but do we prefer to use our “brain break” to check if our farm is still thriving? Absolutely.
#3 Email, Text, Phones: Coming in at a meager number 3, those features our old “dumb” phones were capable almost seem like a feature that is often glossed over. There are so many ways to get into touch with someone these days the idea of not having the “big three” at our disposal doesn’t seem quite so daunting to me.
#2. Google Maps: I’m a little biased with this subject. Without google maps I personally would probably be stuck somewhere in the middle of the city right now spinning in circles weeping. The concept of heading somewhere new without the reassurance of a constantly updating, ever directing map is terrifying. Are we losing our ability to navigate and go through that moment of intense focus when the music is muted so you can put all brain power to use beginning to abandon us, I never had it so I can’t speak to that.
#1. Social Media: Depending who you are chances are you are completely intertwined with the use of social media. Facebook, twitter, instagram, snapchat… the evolution of how we communicate and interact with each other is constantly evolving.