The Smartphone Revolution
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Over the past week, I joined the very few adults in the world that do not have a phone. I previously referred to myself as a technology assailant. However, living on a college campus without a phone for a week illuminated the benefits of The Smartphone that I previously took for granted. When I reunited with my smartphone at the end of the week, I even concluded that living without a phone, even a smartphone, is unnecessary to be present and undistracted. If I can ration the applications on my iPhone, keeping only the necessary ones and allotting myself times when I can have “guilty-pleasure apps” (like Facebook), then maybe my experiment can become a blueprint for a larger social movement to save college students from incomplete, technologically disrupted lives.