You thought it would be cool to get the latest and greatest Apple iPhone. You signed a contract with AT&T, so you could get the Apple iPhone cheaper. You got unlimited calling, unlimited texting, and unlimited computer access with the 3G network. You walked out of the AT&T store believing you were something. You had no idea your new Apple iPhone was going to make you dumber. You did everything right and you became dumber the minute you walked out of the store.
You decided to make your first call with your new Apple iPhone while still walking. Bad idea, but you cannot help yourself because you are dumber than you were five minutes ago. While making the call, you ran into a metal pole and hurt your head. Of course, it is possible you fell down and bruised your knee. It doesn’t matter. What matters is how the iPhone has already had a bad effect on your life.
You finally make it to your car. For some reason, you decide to text friends about your new Apple iPhone while driving. You have a car accident because you are not a monkey. You cannot text and drive safely at the same time. Again, your new Apple iPhone is having that effect on you and your life. Your Apple iPhone is making you dumber.
The police shows up to the scene and you are checking out the scores to the games on your new Apple iPhone. He asks both drivers what happened. You tell him about your new Apple iPhone and how it distracted you. The police officer is angry and you wind up getting half a dozen tickets. You don’t care because you were able to get a new Apple iPhone. Why ruin your day because of details?
The policeman threatens to arrests, but lets you go with your tickets. Your car is drivable, so you drive it home. After five minutes, your Apple iPhone has once again distracted. You drive through a stop sign without stopping. You didn’t know it, but the policeman decided to follow you home. He stops you and arrests you. Your parents have to bail you out of jail. The police confiscate your Apple iPhone and keep it for evidence. You go home and begin to miss your new iPhone, even though it is making you dumber. The next day, you show up at the AT&T store to start the process all over again.
This is just a made up story about the effects on technology when people are not ready or responsible enough to make good use of technology. Does a new iPhone make you dumber? It depends on the person. Some people are dumb already and a new Apple iPhone will help them reach their plateau. Look around and really take a good look at the people using cell phones. Many of them are so entranced by the cell phones: they do not know where they are or what they are doing it. Some people are really not ready for a new Apple iPhone. The purchase will make them dumber by the minute. Giving a teenager (a new) Apple iPhone will often be their downfall. This is because the dumbing of society starts with them.