We look at the iPhone screen an average of 52 times a day
Human beings are vastly simpler than our complex brains would suggest. We see a little light, which insect, and we go to it. A clear example of this is reflected with the notifications of our iPhone or our Android smartphone. As soon as we see how the device’s screen turns on, we turn our gaze towards it as if our lives depended on it.
It is true that to avoid this we can enable Do Not Disturb Mode, or simply turn off the mobile phone. But we don’t do it enough times. So much so that a recent study indicates that we look at the mobile screen up to 52 times a day. And it’s just an average. Which means that there will be people who look at their iPhone a couple of times a day, and others will look at it up to 100 times in 24 hours.
This makes our life revolve around smartphones. And it seems logical. At the end of the day we keep all our personal data in them, we use them to communicate with our friends and family, to guide us while driving, to search for information on the Internet, to listen to music on Spotify, to watch Netflix series, to share our delicious food photos on Instagram… Where is our future heading as a human species?
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The study on mobile phone addiction
The Deloitte firm carried out a survey called “2018 Global Mobile Consumer Survey” and managed to obtain some curious results, to say the least.
“About 40% of people say they use their phones too long.”
People using their smartphone in a subway car… (yes, the photo was captured with a smartphone).
60% of users aged 18 to 34 admitted that they are completely hooked on their mobile phones. 63% of them indicated that they tried to limit their use, but only half of them did it successfully.
Last year it was discovered that we looked at the mobile screen about 47 times a day. At least in the United States. Now we look at it 52 times. And the figure will continue to rise … Is it inevitable to live hooked on mobile phones? The debate is open!
Source | CNET