The Technological Innovation of The Cell Phone

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The technology I gave up was the one that replace pay phones, the cell phone. It is easily portable compared to a landline and can be used as a multimedia device. This media device can be used as a GPS, gamer, and social media to the internet. Cell phones technology it is seems started in ninety-eighties. This technology actually existed before then in car phones, James Bond movies for example. The technology is always changing and some people try to keep up with the latest and newest changes by buying new phones. This paper will briefly discuss the history of the cell phone, how my life has been patterned around this technology, my enjoyment without this technology, how the experience relates to some of the course material, and my overall lesson from this experience. This section will begin with the technological innovation of cell phone technology in the twentieth century, for it experienced different forces of continuity in order to become marketable. Jarice Hanson mentions that “various manufacturer and electronics companies attempted to develop portable, wireless telephones, but until Bell Labs effectively began to use a segment of the electromagnetic spectrum for efficiency by dividing the frequencies into “cells,” in 1947, wireless phones remained limited to special purposes and operated at relatively high cost” (p. 24). Then the two previous technological innovation of the radio and of telephone provided for the development of cell phone technology. Like many first generation technology the use of this technology was expensive, so not many people had access to this technology until the price came down. The forces of continuity that had to change were the cost of the technology had to come down, so until then people ... ... middle of paper ... ...there are other options of using a cheaper cell phone. The electrician at my work place has the cheapest cell phone he can get with about thirty dollar a month charge. It seems to me that our society wants the newest and latest technology. I have even noticed some of the new cell phones look almost as big as an e-reader. Some technologies might weaken ties we have in our community, yet the cell phone strengthen ties in our communities by allowing access to family connections, and the freedom to be able to search the internet while at work. It is convenient to be able use the cell phone to access my books, games and phone book. Works Cited Hanson, Jarice (2007). How Cell Phones and the Internet Change the Way We Live, Work, and Play. Westport, Conn: Praeger. Volti, Rudi (2014). Society and Technological Change (7th ed.). New York, NY: Worth.

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