For our last assignment in Language Arts class, we wrote an essay. I did mine on what the positive and negative scenarios would be if cellular phones and internet weren’t invented.
Imagine what the world would be like if cellular phones and internet weren’t invented. Life would be completely different. People wouldn’t be constantly in touch with each other, the use of letters and mail would be more popular, and there wouldn’t be as many jobs for people to have. The first cell phone was invented by Dr. Martin Cooper, and the first call was made in April, during the year of 1973. The actual use of cellular devices and internet became popular in the late 1980s, and they evolved so much over time.
Since cell phones have been made, people have been constantly in touch with each other; especially since smart phones became popular. Everyone is always texting, Facebooking, Snapchatting, and Instagramming, so we always know where people are and what they are doing. There are both positive and negative things about this situation. Some good things about not having cell phones and not being constantly in touch with someone is that there is more privacy, less distractions, more face-to-face contact, and less “false information” spreading from person to person. Some negative things about this is that if someone needed help or was in trouble, they wouldn’t be able to contact someone easily, news wouldn’t spread very quickly, and it would be hard to make plans for last minute events. It’s always a good thing to be able to be in touch with someone, but having it constantly isn’t always the best.
Without smart/cellular phones, email wouldn’t be very popular because it’s so quick and easy to use on a handheld device. Due to this, people would be writing letters and using post offices more. To this day, we still use post offices, but it isn’t as popular as it used to be. It’s good using written mail because of a few reasons. One reason is that post offices would do well in business. In the present day, some post offices are struggling with business because of the use of email and other social media applications. Other reasons that writing letters is better than using email is because practicing writing would make handwriting better, and people would learn more in spelling because they wouldn’t have auto-correct to fix their mistakes. Some reasons why using post offices is worse than using email is because it would take longer for the people to receive their mail, stamps to mail letters cost money, and the mail isn’t unlikely to get misplaced. I like the idea of email better because of the speed, but using post offices is better to use for formal events and other invitations.
Since smartphones and internet are used so much, there are online jobs given out for people to earn money. Without internet and smartphones, there would be less jobs in the world. Unemployment is a major problem in society, and with this situation, it would just be worse. Families struggle with money because of the amount of money jobs pay, and with online jobs, they can get a little more money. In the present day, jobs are given online through online stores, YouTube, taking surveys, and being online teachers. Even though that in the 1980s there weren’t as many problems with unemployment, I think that it’s better that they’re jobs given out online. Without it, there would be a bigger percentage of unemployment today.
Technology and cellular phones have become a major part in our world these days. Some schools are now only using technology, there are online jobs, and there are many applications that people have downloaded to help them in their everyday lives. Without Dr. Martin Cooper, we wouldn’t have cellphones today. Our world would be completely different without these devices. As you’ve read, I think that there are two sides to whether or not it’s good or bad that these devices were invented and should continue to be popular in our twenty-first century world.