Hundreds of millions of people around the world are carrying smartphones and computer tablets that keep them constantly connected to the Internet. There are now more than 400,000 apps in Apple's online store — and 250,000 in Google's Android market — that allow their users to do hundreds of everyday tasks, all from the comfort of their handheld devices. We take them everywhere--to the workplace, on dates, to parties, religious meetings – even to bed. If our phones are taken away from us, even for a day, we feel naked, like we can’t function as well without them. Leaving your smartphone at home can provoke panic and separation anxiety, clear evidence that phones have taken over our lives.
The iPhone has unlocked the Anything-Anytime-Anywhere universebycreating anuninterrupted connection to the Internet and creating a phenomenon that is profoundly influencing how we live and communicate. It has helped established a society that is always “on” and which is constantly accessing information. Social interactions have been altered because a distraction is only a tap away. Our general lack of concentration can be attributed to the presence of a plethora of stimuli fed to us to this device to which we are intensely loyal and which tends to more and more, define us. Human rights organizations had also long been documenting the “dark side” of the iPhone. Labor abuses by Chinese factories engaged in work for Western companies such as Apple, detailing bleak working conditions and reports of safety problems at Chinese plants such as Foxconn City, a sprawling complex in Shenzhen in which Apple products are made. But I in iPhone also stand for valuable concepts such as individual and limitless imagination.
The hand is largely responsible for the creative manifestations that characterize the human species and that distinguish it from all other known forms of life. It’s dexterity is a direct result of the development of the central nervous system, and is therefore a direct tool of our consciousness, a precise working organ enabling gestures and direct the expressions of our individual personalities.
It is also a paradox for although it is said to be the highest achievement of primate evolution, research shows it is no more than a variation of a primitive vertebrate plan.