How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds

How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds

You may see people glued to their smartphones while being to work or coming from anywhere in public transport, in trains at Airports and homes. You may consider it as an addiction in general terms, but it is smartphones hijacking your minds. 

Many people keep staring at their mobile phones without any practical purpose, and you may know that phone notifications may be enough to distract you off tasks. Thus, it may be stated that smartphones are really smart and are practically hijacking our minds. 

Yes, smartphones have emerged as a cool way to connect to your loved ones, give access to news and information, enjoy music and videos, make tickets and do more. 

Smartphones have stayed between us for around a decade and rapidly becoming the center of our lives. 

If you keep giving attention to these cues (notifications, for example) on your mobile phone, then you may not be able to pay attention to other vital aspects of life. It is because we need to use a part of our cognitive resources to not to attend to phones. 

Examples of Smartphones Hijacking our Minds  

Even if you keep the phone away or don’t get a chance to use it for long, then the moment you get it back, there is a sheer sense of attaining Nirvana like feeling. These are nothing, but instances that smartphones are hijacking our minds even while being away. 

Another example of smartphones hijacking our minds is when people pick their phones and check notifications and more like the first thing after waking up every morning. People also take mobile phones into washrooms and spend a long time on it. 

Some employees spend their weekends glaring mobile phones by watching missed Netflix episodes. You may have also heard about people being hit by vehicles on the road or killed/injured by a speeding train as the person was so glued to the phone that he did not know what was going around! These are a clear example of our minds being hijacked by smartphones. 

Still, if you are able to use them as a helping friend and don’t become over dependant on it, then smartphones are an amazing gadget to ease off your lives’ chores. Here are a few leading models that you can buy in India to enjoy amazing multitasking. 

Vivo Z1 Pro 

  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM, expandable up to 256 GB
  • 6.53 inch FHD+ FullView display 
  • 16MP + 8MP + 2MP triple rear camera  
  • 32MP front camera 
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE processor 
  • Face Unlock 
  • Triple card slot 
  • Fast charging 
  • 5000mAh battery 

The price of this Vivo smartphone in India is around Rs.15,000. 

Oppo K1

  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM, expandable up to 256 GB
  • 6.41-inch DotNotch AMOLED display 
  • 16MP + 2MP dual primary camera 
  • 25MP front camera 
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor
  • In-display fingerprint sensor 
  • 3600mAh battery 

Buying this Oppo Mobile in India will cost you around Rs.14,000. 

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