(Nov. 8, 2014) 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.
In all honesty, this post was just an excuse for the E.T. picture at the top. If you haven’t yet, please vote for my book cover in the AllAuthor.com Cover of the Month Contest by clicking THIS LINK. The cover that’s in 1st place right now is laughably bad, and yet it got about 100 votes yesterday to move from 3rd to 1st. They can’t possibly have better blog friends than I do, can they? I didn’t think that was possible. You’d better go show them how wrong they are!
Have a great Thursday! ~Phil
Love the pic! We are so addicted to our phones no one talks anymore , just staring into the phone, it is our main source if social interaction. I read we check our phones for messages on an a average of 85 times a day. We have lost interest in that physical person sitting next to us, he she doesn’t want to be distracted from texting. 🙂
I am not addicted to my phone and I voted for your cover. I feel really good about myself at this moment 🙂
Thank you Joey! I feel good about you too
Haha! Love it. Have a thriving Thursday!
Thank you Teagen! You too!
I seriously love your humour man 😂😂😂😂 and i like what you write about. This was a good read.
Thank you so much! I’ll be reading plenty of your blog whenever I can.
A no phone would be great for the holidays:)
Ha ha, Phil, a crazy idea which could make millions.
Your photo should be a book , a title, something to work on as an author.
To be honest I had to reply. I love computers but hate laptops and cell phones. I never have my phone but IN THE TRUNK when I travel. No temptations to answer or think about it. It is an addiction, but I am more addicted to books! Years ago, my place caught fire, lost over 1000 books. my addiction got worse for reading. It took forever for me to get a KINDLE which I own and love to read on, but that’s it. I think it was at least two years after they came out. I just love and keep physical books. Born in the 1960’s, I read books more than watched TV. I still do. I love to blog too. I did not grow up with cell phones, only had black and white TV, and I love the Andy Griffith show…even in black and white and I own the series on DVD. As we speak, I am trying to troubleshoot my slow browser as I love computer challenges. I guess I have to blog about this. Your fan, Jackie