MEDIA TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY 1 Impact of smartphones on modern society The smartphone is an advanced technology in the field of information and communication technology that provides a platform to share data from one person to another. In the last few years, the use of smartphones is growing very fast and most people use this technology for gaming and communication purpose (Bian, & Leung, 2015). This type of technology can affect the society and nature of an individual and it is observed that around 70% people in a worldwide use smartphone in which the rate of adults and children are very high because they use this technology only for entertainment purpose. The main purpose of this essay is to describe the concept of a smartphone with their history and the impact of this technology on modern society. this technology not only allows us to transfer data or information with other but also keep private data secure and most of organization use this process to communicate with their clients. This essay is explaining the history of smartphones Discourses and ideologies, existing media of smartphones, and then the impact of smart mobiles on society. The term smartphones refer as mobile computing devices which are developed for the communication purpose. The first smartphone was produced by the IBM unveiled in the year 1992 and it was available for the customers in the year 1994. Steve jobs were launched the first iPhone in the year 2007 and the cost of this phone is around $499 and produced in two variants such as 4GB and 8GB (Broadbent, & Papadopoulos, 2013). The Simon private communication system was the first device which is used to send and receive the data from one location to another but the main drawback of this was that it could not be used for the long-distance communication. In the year 1996 Nokia developed their first mobile phone that time only a few individuals have used this technology due to high cost but in from 2010 to 2018 the use of smart mobile has increased because it provides a platform where users can send money or any emergency message to their friends. During the development of smartphones, there are many IT companies and software development organization has been included to improve the efficiency of mobile phones. Today the information and communication technology developed many technologies by which users can reduce
MEDIA TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY 2 their efforts like they provided online payment and E-bill services in their smartphones (Caird, Willness, Steel, & Scialfa, 2008). The main idea associated with the smartphone technology is communication and users can transfer any kind of information from one location to another without using any connecting wires. With the help of this technology people can control and monitor the other computer networking like online booking, shopping and they can easily find the location of other by using Google Map (Casilli, 2016). This technology can be used for the resisting perceived domination and it is estimated that in the year 2020 the rate of smart mobiles will be increased by 95%. Smartphone technology is very popular in this modern generation and it allows the communication system for consumers. Individuals and adults enjoy and take benefit of smartphones by playing games, watching movies and sharing files with friends (Castells, & Arsenault, 2009). There are many advantages of this technology, for example, better communication services, provide learning options to consumers, changed the way of communication and people can save their private details. It is very simple to understand and access other mobile applications and with the help of this technology employees can learn new things and they can grow their knowledge in any field. The smartphones play an important role in the sector of business and it provides new dimensions for any kind of business. It is not only the smart mobile vendor enjoying business but it has the ability to produce a new domain for app development organizations. This type of technology also helps in the education sectors and enhances the quality of teaching and education. It is identified that around 60% of students learn and read any topic or subject from YouTube and Google with the help of smartphones (Cho, 2015). They also access their accounts and give practise test by mobile phone from any location. The use of internet connectives are growing very fast because most of the people connect with their friends and family member with the help of mobile phones and today information technology developed modern smartphones by which people can learn anything from their home (Samaha, & Hawi, 2016). According to a recent survey almost 10 million consumers in the United State use smart mobiles to find information about their health and contact with doctors and
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