An invention that changed our social life

Disclaimer: I originally submitted this article for a monthly essay competition conducted by Monomousumi

HOW HAS OUR SOCIAL LIFE ACTUALLY CHANGED?

We all know that long before, there were no humans. When humans at last developed, they didn’t have any social skills. As time went by, they became more familiar with their surroundings and came to know how to survive. That didn’t exactly improve their social skills. As the aeons went by, there was the introduction of electronics. If there is one thing in the world that has changed our social life completely, it is Technology. Ever since that term and its projects were established, one could sense that it was not going to be inactive anytime soon. And technology didn’t stop at the telephones, gramophones, and radios. For a while, there was nothing else made in electronics. But then came the greatest invention of all. The phone.

At first, they were hard electronic devices that were not touchscreen and had only buttons for a password and for calling someone. No apps. Nothing. Then, came the ultimate apple-of-the-eye piece of electronic. A touchscreen phone with apps. At that time, it was rare like a treasure, and costly. But in reality, today, if you see someone with a mobile, it’s as common as witnessing another tree. One moment, in the past everyone was mingling together and playing some games and having a chat now and then. Then suddenly, someone invented the phones, and the next moment everyone is texting away. Right now, it is often thought, that the most recent inventions that scientist have invented – for example, OOHO, which is an edible spherical water capsule which is taking plastic out of the equation – are the inventions that are changing our social life. But, to be honest, the only actual change we have had is technology. From a world of talking, we have changed into a world of technology. The reason why technology has changed our social life is that, earlier, everyone was interacting with each other. No one had anything to stare into. Everyone was busy and they played some games. But, when there is something that can track things and capture pictures, then everyone wanted those, and suddenly, there was no real social interaction. If you could bring some people from medieval times, our appliances would seem like an unknown power to them. But, these inventions aren’t too bad either. In lots of ways, they really help us.

iPhone 1

iPhone 1 was the first-ever model of iPhone ever made. This is a ridiculously expensive and rare model. It has reached striking prices from $1,000 to $20,000. These amounts are nothing compared to the four-gigabyte model which is a lot more expensive. It doesn’t have the apple iTunes icon on the side. This model of the iPhone was introduced in June 2007 in The United States. This model is a 3.50-inch screen and only has apps. This was the only device around that time which had two features that were shocking in 2007. Those features were the touchscreen ability and the first-ever app store.  

Evolution of iPhone

The first iPhone was released in 2007. Since then, lot many models with ever-increasing technological advancement has been released. The different models of iPhones were released in the following order

ModelYear
iPhone 12007
iPhone 3G2008
iPhone 3GS2009
iPhone 42010
iPhone 4s2011
iPhone 52012
iPhone 5c, 5s2013
iPhone 6, 6 Plus2014
iPhone 6s, 6s Plus2015
iPhone SE (1st), iPhone 7, 7 Plus2016
iPhone 8, 8 Plus, iPhone X2017
iPhone XS, XS Max, XR2018
iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max2019
iPhone SE (2nd)iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max
2020

Below is some information about a couple of these models.

iPhone SE 

iPhone SE, first-generation was released in the year 2016. SE Stands for Special Edition. This was the most powerful 11.94-cm iPhone with a Retina HD display. It has a very slim and light design. It had a good camera, enough power, a great app store to plunder, and a lighter iPhone than recent models. The 32GB iPhone SE was $249, and the more useful 128GB iPhone was around $299. The recently released iPhone SE second generation is waterproof. It could be in up to 1 metre of water for about 30 minutes. This phone is also dust resistant. It was made, and true to its word, it was powerful. 

The new iPhone models come with improved cameras, upgrading the resolution from 8-megapixel to 12-megapixel. The range of the iSight camera has increased, and the colour accuracy has also improved, said Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing.

iPhone 6s

Apple iPhone 6s was powered by a 1.84GHz dual-core Apple A9 processor. It had a 2GB RAM. This iPhone, which was powered by a 1715maH non-removable battery, runs iOS 9. iPhone 6s has a 3D touch, iSight camera improvements which are 12 mega-pixel and 4K. There was a facetime camera improvement which was 5 mega-pixel and 720p HD. The big surprise this iPhone had was the live photo. This was a new experience. The live photo captures a second and a half while taking the photo. That means when you scroll down to that picture, it will move for a second and half. So these qualities made this phone popular. These iPhones were a new lease of life. 

THANKS TO OUR LIFE CHANGER, OUR LIFE IS MORE EASY

So, that was the story of how our social life changed, why our social life changed, and what changed our social life. That was the story of phones. You see, these new inventions like an edible water capsule etc didn’t change our social life. They have changed our Health life. But it is not wise to be on the phone all the time. Even if it is helpful, it can sometimes harm us if not used properly. But we will be careful, and use our technologies wisely. Remember the old days and just have some fun chatting with your friends. Do exciting things. You can have fun with or without technology, though it actually changed our lives.

Comments

  1. Apinder Sahni

    A very good and detailed article indeed. Phone’s were the game changer and will always be ahead of the game when it comes to which technological change stands where on the winners podium.

    The only disappointment is that the development of apps for phones has meant we talk to each other verbally very little…..maybe a topic for another article.

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