According to the USA Today, Nine in ten Americans panic when phone battery drops to 20% of below! Ladies and gentleman, welcome the new clinical disorder on the block– The Low Battery Anxiety Disorder. This condition in indeed another side effect caused by the smartphone in the great and ever growing American Technopoly. Some of the symptoms of this new and upcoming condition are, according to PR Newswire…
- Asking a total stranger to charge their smartphone
- Arguing with a significant other or romantic interest because of unanswered calls or texts
- Ordering something at a bar or restaurant just to use their power outlet
- Secretly ‘borrowing’ someone else’s charger
- Owning three or more smartphone charging cables
The statistics of this condition are in fact stunning. About 32% of all smartphone users would rather turn back and go home to charge their phones than keep moving forward to their destinations. One in three gym goers would rather charge their phones than exercising if the option given is either charging a smartphone or working out! How about 42% of millennials would rather skip the gym than having a smartphone with no battery? These numbers are alarming, worth of serious attention, and currently changing the way we live in our society.
Low battery also has an impact on relationships! What if I told you that 6/10 subjects blame smartphone battery for breakups? The need to constantly reply text messages and emails have reach absurd levels of ridicule. One’s inability to immediately reply to his/her romantic partner is breaking up couples these days! What in the world!
Technology is great. I love it, especially when it comes to using the latest technology to photograph beautiful locations in this country like the Windsor Ruins in South Mississippi. The problem starts to arise when folks get out of control and let technology control them! Don’t let this happen to you! It is not worth it. That’s for certain.
My advise to you? “Use Technology But in Moderation.” I am finding that the former is in fact the only way we can live our lives with sanity these days in America. Do you agree or disagree?