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The smartphone, also known as the device that has us wrapped around its little finger, is a multi-tasking, pocket-sized gadget that rules our lives. Developed in the early 21st century as a combination of a phone and a computer, smartphones have become an indispensable part of modern human existence.

The phone component of the smartphone, while arguably the least popular feature, is still a key aspect of its design. Able to make calls, send texts, and access different networks, this aspect of the smartphone has become a necessary evil to many users who would rather be doing anything else.

But the real meat and potatoes of the smartphone is undoubtedly its computer features. Able to access the internet, social media, play games and access an endless stream of cat memes, the smartphone has quickly established itself as the perfect tool for procrastination.

However, this convenience comes with a hefty price tag. We have all heard of “nomophobia,” the fear of being without one’s phone, and “phantom vibration syndrome,” where one feels their phone vibrating in their pocket, despite no notification being received. I mean, if those aren’t signs of addiction, what is?

But, like any relationship, there are ups and downs. The joy of playing a game while waiting in line is quickly offset by the realization that you’ve been scrolling through Facebook for hours and accomplished absolutely nothing.

All in all, the smartphone is an ingenious invention that has transformed modern human existence, but one that we should probably start using in moderation. Or, you know, just accept our new overlords and fully embrace the smartphone lifestyle.