Among the basic needs of human beings identified by Maslow, the need to communicate is of the utmost importance, after physiological and safety needs. Ever since the evolution of human generation, many different modes of communication have been employed by the people and with each passing day, the media of human communication have seen modernization and innovation.
For the past couple of decades, mobile phone has evolved as the prime media of communication used by the people across the demography. Undoubtedly, cellular phones can be touted as one of the most important technological advancements witnessed by the world since its inception.
The first mobile phone call was made in April 1973 and since that time, scientists and researchers have worked day in and day out to make the communication wireless and they have succeeded in their endeavor to a large extent. Mobile phone, today, is not just the device that is used by the people to make phone calls; rather, it is a businessman’s tool, a personal secretary, an authentic guide, a sophisticated computer, a good friend and a favorite pastime.
This essay researches how mobile phones have influenced human lives, changed our behavior and the way we communicate with the world. It will also discuss how mobile phones have impacted our society and urban experience. The end of the essay will include predictions as to how the mobile phone may look like in the future and how technology affects the way we pursue architecture.
Mobile phones have myriad uses in human lives. People can use their phones to record their daily exercises, take meeting notes, record food intake, track personal health, track day to day expenses and finances etc. They contain important and confidential information such as ATM pin codes and bank account details that nobody else is aware of. They carry precious memories like family pictures, notes from old diaries etc. Our mobile phones contain a blend of our lives as a student, a son, a friend, a co-worker etc. It would not be incorrect to say that mobile phones are the treasure boxes that enable us to record our whole lives.