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Smartphones vs. feature phones
#1
I currently have a feature phone, but I had a smartphone for several years before downgrading. The main benefit of downgrading I've noticed is the amount of free time I've gained from not being constantly on my phone. However, there are several drawbacks to feature phones too: the limited functionality (no camera, maps, etc.), having to text with a numerical keyboard, the social stigma around having one (many people have 'wtf' reactions when they see the phone I have), and more. Are smartphones a necessary evil in our modern society, or are feature phones a better alternative?
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#2
This entire modern world is built on distractions. The primary applications of smartphones today is to text (a.k.a. talk to bitches) and take pictures for social media. Remove that and see how many people will use smartphones. The reason why smartphones succeed are:

1. Women like texting. Consequently, men comply.
2. Smartphones and social media create a lot of dopamine when combined.
3. To track you and finish your attention span.

Yes. People will look at you funny when you pull out some Nokia 113 regardless of what they say. It's akin to the car or the size does not matter dilemma. We live in a materialistic society and everything matters.
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#3
(12-24-2019, 04:44 PM)TruthSeeker Wrote: This entire modern world is built on distractions. The primary applications of smartphones today is to text (a.k.a. talk to bitches) and take pictures for social media. Remove that and see how many people will use smartphones. The reason why smartphones succeed were:

1. Women like texting. Consequently, men comply.
2. Smartphones and social media create a lot of dopamine when combined.
3. To track you and finish your attention span.

Yes. People will look at you funny when you pull out some Nokia 113 regardless of what they say. It's akin to the car or the size does not matter dilemma. We live in a materialistic society and everything matters.
I agree, smartphones have many qualities that make them addictive. I rarely get the urge to check my Nokia, whereas I'd be checking my old iPhone every couple of minutes for a new notification.

I'll keep my feature phone. People who judge me negatively for having one probably aren't worth my time anyway.
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#4
I was considering to switch from smart to feature phone but I don't know yet, maybe in the future
I think that smartphone is ok when you use it for the stuff that you really need - internet availability, camera, maps, and some other apps could be really useful on some occasion
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