Sex, Toilets, Cooking, and Other Smartphone Hazards
Not too long ago, home electronics and appliances meant a tank-sized radio, a refrigerator, arange, and maybe a washer and dryer. By the 1960s, TVs had successfully colonized the living rooms of America, and by the end of the century home computers were nearly as common as microwaves. Today, it’s hard to find room for all our portable devices. And it’s even harder to imagine our lives without smartphones.
We use them to find information, to record and share everything from family photos to hilarious cat videos. We rely on them for staying in touch, whether it’s sending texts and emails, updating our Facebook page, or using that quaint old means of communicating— actually talking on the phone. The smarter our phones get, the more essential they become. It’s not surprising that we’ve started to think of them our third hand.
Just like our real hands, our smartphones go everywhere we go. We take them on the bus, the plane, and the subway. They go with us to work, the gym, and out for a night on the town. We bring them along on dates, work trips, and holidays. They’re with us in the bedroom, the kitchen and even the bathroom. And the more places they go, the more danger seems to find them.