I can't imagine life without my iPhone, and I know I'm not alone. In just a dozen short years the iPhone has revolutionized and simplified our lives. It's also taken over our brains, our attention span, and the way we interact with the world around us. I no longer need to carry a calendar, a music player, a watch, an address book, business cards. tickets, boarding passes, keys, and cash. Sadly, I no longer need to make eye contact or suffer from boredom. Everything I need is just a swipe and click away in my pocket.
We've gained so much from the iPhone in the past dozen years, but what have we lost in the process? Our kids - those who've grown up with smart phones - could be the most affected.
Today I will celebrate the 12th Birthday of the iPhone by putting it DOWN for an hour.
What do you think?