Lots of us have seen this video of Simon Sinek outlining why millennials / Gen Y are addicted to their smartphones.
The story is in our Facebook feeds, on the news sites and being discussed with our peers and it’s super relevant to our post today:
The internet reaches almost 3.5 billion users.
So it’s no wonder that tech and everything that goes with it is taking over our lives and the way we spend our time.
Almost 4 hours of our day is spent looking at our smartphone (that doesn’t even count taking and making phone calls)!
With about 90% of that time spent within apps – online banking, socialising, dating, business, fitness tracking – it’s easy to see why a lot of people these days simply can’t go a day without their iPhone.
Gone are the days of waiting in a taxi rank for a yellow cab to pull up after a night on the town. Now, we only have to log into our Uber account and set a pickup location.
If we’re waiting for our pizza to cook, there’s no more dawdling (or dare we say – cleaning up the mess we’ve made), it’s a quick scroll on Instagram or Facebook to pass the time.
I was walking to Pilates the other day (how very Gen Y of me) and noticed an elderly woman sitting on a park bench. Not doing anything in particular but just sitting, enjoying the shade and occasionally watching a bird flutter from flower to flower.
On another bench, a young guy was doing much the same but instead of watching the world around him he was bent-necked, looking at his phone.
Apps on our smartphones are changing the way we act in public places:
How we get our information:
Changing how we look at politics:
The way we do business:
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