Out stripping the growth of fixed telephony, mobile phone networks have rapidly spread through out the world in less than 20 years!
It is exciting as well as frightening to observe the trend as to how technology has intruded into our lives and system.
Our mobile phones pose a serious threat to our security. Firstly because of the kind of dependence that we have developed on these devices over a period of time and also because this dependence could be susceptible target of an anti-social mind. During London Bombing 7/07/05 mobile network were disabled by the authorities who tried to pre-empt the use of this type of threat The Madrid bombing in 2004 was triggered by a mobile phone device!
That does give us an insight of technology can be equally dangerous!
Quite recently, with the availability of the new camera enabled mobile phones, serious debates have triggered, over the intrusion of privacy. People have often been caught indulging into cheap acts of intruding into the personal lives of other people. How far is it correct to empower someone with a powerful tool like a camera is comprehensible
Mobile Phones have often been linked to cancers and tumors. Even if this was ignored by all cell phone users! The number of road accidents that occur because of "talking while driving" is rapidly increasing and it is heart breaking to witness the consequences of carelessness on our part.
It is most sensible to make the best out of a technology that has been designed to enrich our lives. But it is mockery of our intelligence to indulge our selves into becoming a slave of the very same technology.