Funny thing; I just discovered that my texting device has an app to make phone calls too. Isn’t modern technology great? What will they think of next?
“You like to think that you’re immune to the stuff…oh yeah. It’s closer to the truth to say you can’t get enough. You’re gonna have to face it. You’re addicted to” your phone?
I got a new phone this week. I admit it, I’m a phone addict. The first step is admitting you’re powerless over your phone. I think as a society we’re addicted to our phones. For some it may be the constant contact with family and friends, for others it’s the constant access to information, some people never want to be out of touch with their job, and some just like goofy little games.
Cell phone addiction is a problem though. It distracts us from our jobs, our driving and our loved ones when they’re sitting right in front of us. So how do we cure our phone addiction? You get yourself a NoPhone!
According to the campaign on Kickstarter, “Phone addiction is real. And it’s everywhere. It’s ruining your dates. It’s distracting you at concerts. It’s disrupting you in movie theaters. It’s clogging up sidewalks. Now, there is a real solution. With a thin, light and completely wireless design, the NoPhone acts as a surrogate to any smart mobile device, enabling you to always have a rectangle of smooth, cold plastic to clutch without forgoing any potential engagement with your direct environment. Never again experience the unsettling feeling of flesh on flesh when closing your hand.” The feeling of “flesh on flesh when closing your hand”? Isn’t that what you get when you hold hands with someone? Ugh (shudders) who wouldn’t want to avoid that?
I was going to come up with a list of other hilarious placebo products for a variety of addictions when I realized that it’s already been done. The NoPhone idea isn’t crazy, it’s brilliant! Think about it, for smokers there’s the e-cigarettes, for diabetics, technically not an addiction, there’s all kinds of sugar-free treats, for sex addicts there’s plenty of …ahem…devices and dolls. I don’t think alcoholics should have non-alcoholic beer, but hey, it’s out there too. For the cleaning/germ-o-phobe addicts, send them to my house! Our society is full of placebos and surrogates for our vices. What’s that saying? Fake it till you make it! Here’s my million dollar idea; my Kickstarter campaign kicks off next week. Why not put a big, black box in someones living room to cure them of television addiction? With all the flat screen TV’s now, I think you could just paint a black rectangle on their wall.
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It’d be like living at IKEA, cardboard TVs and computers. My electric bill would be non-existent!
Honestly, I’m not as addicted to my phone as I used to be. When I first got it, I couldn’t stop using it. Now, if it wasn’t for the fact that it helps me keep up on my blog reading, I’d probably rarely look at it. So I think what I’m saying here is, I’ll go with the cold turkey method. Sorry Phil, the NoPhone just isn’t for me. Love the pic though!
I’m not as addicted as I used to be. A lot of the time I get tired of being constantly notified of things.
Hi…my name is Trey, and I’m an addict.
I’m reading this on my phone right now! I would rather eat glass than have anything to do with this campaign. Bunch of troublemakers if you ask me. On another note, fab blog!
Thanks! As long as you keep reading my blog I don’t care how you do it!
And I replied to your comment on my phone too!
see what I mean? I don’t have a problem with my phone. Said no one ever.
I seriously remember having a moment when my phone rang and I had to stop to figure out how to actually use it that way! Oh yeah, big-time addict: Camera, Instagram, Words With Friends, Pinterest…..help!!!
I can’t help you with your phone addiction. That would be like the blind leading the blind.