The Technological Revolution

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The eruption of the Technological Revolution has had a vital significance on the world and where the world is today. The technological revolution dates back to anywhere from the late 1950’s, up until the 1970’s. According to Nick Bostrom (2006), The technological revolution can be defined as an era of increased technological progress characterized not only through modern innovation, but also through the application and diffusion of these innovations. Our modern world is rapidly advancing in many fields; the technological field is one, which is sky- rocketing in terms of innovations and advancements. One very notable byproduct of the advancement of the technological field is the smartphone. The breakthrough of the smartphone has made such an…show more content…
Despite the fact that smartphones works for the advantage of the user and make a practical device that eases the life of the daily user, many negative ramifications are often associated with the use of smartphones. Smartphone addictions, the relation between personality and smartphone use and the moral of smartphone use in the academic field are all prominently controversial issues when it comes to the positives and negatives of smartphone use. Countless studies and experiments have been conducted in order to accurately assess the advantages and disadvantages of smartphone use but most studies have yielded results that are slightly inaccurate or simply inconclusive. This literature review will examine to what extent smartphones influence the life of the daily user in terms of its addiction, its use in the learning process and the impact that the user’s personality has on smartphone…show more content…
It is with no doubt that with the widespread availability of smartphones throughout the markets of the world, people and especially the youth, have found it easy to access and purchase these smartphones. The widespread availability, ease of use and the practicality of these smartphones have lead the users to become addicted. Initially, there are several reasons to justify the user’s addiction to his smartphone. The smartphone is so practical as it allows the user to utilize it fully, for entertainment, work, news and communication (Chun et al . , 2012). This means that the conventional pocket sized smartphone becomes so functional that the user can have it at any time and any place to complete any task at hand, this factor can greatly contribute to the addiction phenomenon. In 2012, a study was conducted about the rapid adoption and addiction to smartphones such as the iPhone. The study concluded that the availability of smartphones have positively contributed to the rapid rate of smartphone adoption/addiction. Throughout the study, the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) was utilized in order to investigate the reasons of rapid growth (Chun et al . , 2012). The TAM showed acceptable and potential results, but it was limited in terms of it’s analysis of these results as it was too narrow. One suggested solution to
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