Senior Morgan Williams and Laura Rochelle take technology into their own hands. (Photo by Kelsi Brinkmeyer)
Senior Morgan Williams and Laura Rochelle take technology into their own hands.

Photo by Kelsi Brinkmeyer

Can you hear me now? Good.

Senior dreams of a world with no cell phones, tablets and MP3 players running amok in teen lives

December 10, 2014

Instantly grabbing for his phone, he realizes that the urge is something that occurs every minute of everyday. That does not bother him. The feeling has become a habit; something that cannot be broken. Living in a world without this device seems non-existent. An Earth without iPhones, iPads, iPods and many other electronics cannot possibly be one to associate with. This decade has received more than enough pleasure in the overwhelming amount of devices that most of us end up buying. Although the main point of these inventions is to make our lives easier, my personal experience has lead me to believe otherwise.

Twenty some odd years ago, the Nokia phones were seen everywhere as a sign of electronic advancement. I can recall the day my mother brought home her first Nokia cell phone. My eyes widened as I began to play with the small greyish-black device. I had never seen anything like it and I couldn’t help but take it into my possession when my mother wasn’t looking.

Looking back now, I can’t seem to understand the reason as to why this device intrigued me so much. Maybe because I had never seen anything like it before. I was used to grabbing the landline phone and playing with the long, curled cord for hours at a time. But this object was strangely different on a level that I was not familiar with until now.

Everywhere I look, new devices are being used by adults, but more so teenagers. The outside world is slowly getting smaller as we pay more attention to a bright screen sitting in the palm of our hands. This experience is one that I call life changing, because it is. It is up to us to determine whether this change is a good or bad thing.

What a wonderful life it would be without the buzz and beeps of cell phones interrupting our thoughts. The worries of social media would become nonexistent as we focus on more important issues that are not seen in front of a small cell phone monitor. A perfect world would be one without these distractions haunting our existence nearly every hour of the day.

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