These days’ smartphones have become so integrated into our daily lives that without them we feel disoriented and lost. Smartphones have tremendously changed the way we communicate, collect information and use other forms of technologies. Gone are days when we used our phones primarily to call and send text messages. Now, we are using our smartphones to browse the internet, check social media, enjoy music, watch videos, take photos, navigate, etc. We also use our smartphones to do many stupid things and sometimes carry out harmful and dangerous activities like cyberbullying. As more and more people are using smartphones than ever before, prices of smartphones have come down. In fact, it is the low-cost smartphones like Lenovo 4G Mobile, Xiaomi, and such are much popular than ever.
However, most people complain that excessive usage of smartphones have made this generation dumber and to have poor social skills. That might be true to some extent, but everyone agrees that smartphones made an incredible impact on our daily lives. Here are seven ways smartphones have changed the world we know as of today.
1. Smartphones can detect earthquake and keeps you safe
These days’ smartphones are so advanced that within a few years they can replace conventional seismometers to detect earthquakes. There is a Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) accelerometer in your smartphone that keeps track of movement and keeps your map rotated to the right direction. Scientists have found out that these sensitive accelerometers have the ability to detect earthquakes accurately of magnitudes larger than 5 when the smartphones are situated close to the epicenter. On the other hand, smartphones keep you safe, when you’re alone or lost. Smartphones have built-in GPS in them, so they’re tracking devices you carry in your pocket. With personal safety apps like bSafe and its ‘Follow Me’ live GPS tracking, your friends and family can rest assured that you have reached home or to your work safely, and if you didn’t, it would set off an alarm automatically.
2. Smartphones can help to improve sight in people
NetraG is a $2 smartphone attachment developed by a company called eyeNETRA, that when paired with a smartphone app can precisely measure farsightedness, nearsightedness, age-related blurriness, astigmatism and pupillary distance. There are 2.4 billion people in the world you can get their eyesight tested because of lack of testing equipment and expensive test. NetraG will hopefully change that.
3. Smartphones have made doctors mobile
Smartphone apps like Doctor on Demand have brought doctors on your phone or tablet screens making having an appointment with doctors easier. That’s not all; Harvard University professor George Whitesides has developed a paper chip that can use to diagnose diseases like malaria, HIV, tuberculosis, and hepatitis. All the patient has to do is take a dab the chip with blood, and the chip will display the results virtually so that a doctor can see in on the mobile screen and make a diagnosis.
4. They’re always on the scene
Smartphones are literally everywhere. And that is a good thing for emergencies. Authorities can use the service providers’ networks and send alerts about severe storms, floods, forest fires, etc. They can also be used for communication when the traditional landline systems are unavailable during natural disasters for search and rescue operations.
5. Smartphones are rewiring our brains
Researchers have discovered that smartphone are transforming the way our brains work. The way we use our memory to remember information has changed because of constant access to various search engines and databases. Some people may think of this as a negative thing, but there is a silver lining here. Instead of stuffing our brains with unnecessary information and facts, you actually remember what you need.
6. Smartphone are helping people cope with illnesses and disabilities
Smartphones have immensely benefitted people with disabilities and diseases. You can find apps for everything focused on the disabled and sick population such as addressing learning disabilities, managing illnesses, and disabilities, locating accessible hotels, parks, restaurants, local attractions, teaching sign languages, and so on.
7. Smartphones are playing an important role in decimating information around the world.
You may think replacing the traditional textbooks for smartphones and tablets for education and decimating information is expensive and unviable. But it’s will, in fact, save the schools money. Instead of static textbooks and buying new books, now and then, students can get all the information via the internet on a mobile device. No wonder, schools in Africa and other developing nations are opting for this high-tech alternative to traditional education and information media.
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