Mobile Phones


The mobile phone is stimulating one of the most important technological revolutions in human history. This article first presents impacts, challenges, and predictions of mobile phone use. It first indicates that the impact of the mobile phone on society has been predominantly positive while the mobile phone has certain negative attributes. It then discusses multiple ways to overcome mobile technology challenges (e.g., new radio technologies and specialized devices optimized for medical, educational, or “Internet of things” applications). The authors predict that, in the two or three more generations, mobile phones use will have exciting advances to achieve the full benefits, especially in the area of healthcare, education, industry, daily life, learning, and collaborations, which will be more effective, productive, and creative.

The first handheld cellphone call was made 50 years ago, and since then these devices have become an essential multi-tool that helps us run our lives.