Cultural Artifacts-Mobile Phones

CulturalArtifacts-Mobile Phones

CulturalArtifacts-Mobile Phones

Scientificand technological technologies form the basis for all the progressthat human societies have witnessed. The rapid development of moderntechnology has created wider opportunities for the development ofhuman civilization, social productive forces, as well as economicdevelopment globally. In scientific studies, an artifact refers toany item produced by human beings and serve to furnish cultural cluesabout individuals or people that used it. With time, the appearanceand usage of an artifact changes. Mobile phone is one of the culturalartifacts that has immensely improved and changed various types ofcontacts that have been established in today’s culture (Goggin,2013). Mobile phones outweigh other modern cultural artifact in itspersonification of intelligence and disquieting overindulgence ofcapitalists. People work on mobile phones, which help them in theirdaily activities. Even though there are some few disadvantagesassociated with mobile phones, they come along with many benefitsthat have had enormous positive impact on people’s lives.Undeniably, mobile phones affect all aspects of human beings it haschanged the way people live, work, as well as how they socialize.

Mobilephones have changed the way people live and work

Peopleused land line phone to communicate with one another before thedevelopment of mobile phones. Nowadays, many urbanized societies,like Asia, Europe, and America, mobile phones have developed into ascientific experiment necessary for the taxation of the confines oftechnological union. Nowadays, it seems a shame to refer a mobilephone as a mere telephone since it incorporate numerous roles. Peopleuse mobile phones to take photos, lay games, as a carrier of businessdata, for emailing in addition for calling. This is because today’smobile phones have the ability to browse the web, send e-mail, aswell as keep people in touch with their acquaintances and familymembers through text or voice message.

Infact, more than 2 billion own cell phones since they are inexpensiveand users can choose the type that suit them best (Goggin, 2013).Mobile phones have had and continue to have immense impact on today’sculture. For instance, they have been credited in the augmentation ofthe Orange Revolution in the Ukraine. Similarly, text messaging waswidely adopted in the anti-Japanese demonstrations in china and it iscommon tactics in today’s European politics. They are also used bystudents to do search for information over the Internet.


Theyhave connected people from all over the world

Theyhave eased they way people contact one another

Theycome along with many powerful tools that have seen significantdevelopment in today’s technologies.


Mobilephones may have some notable negative health impacts on people sincethey emit some cellular radiations on their body. Mobile phones alsointerfere with people privacy due to many powerful tools that theycome along with. Similarly, they cause distractions, especially atworkplaces since some people are constantly answering phone calls ortexting.


Inthe future, there is a high likelihood that more advanced mobilephones will be developed in order to offer seamless transition intoportable game devices, offer credit cards, as well as createprovisions for better televisions. In fact, some notable changes arebeing effected and worked on mobile phones. For example, Some MITpeople are working with lithium-ion technology with an aim ofcharging a phone within some few minutes. Again, in the future,mobile phones may assume the role of quick pass credit card wherebythey will be brought closer to a sensor linked to a bank before beingcharged to the bank. Indeed, mobile phone is a cultural artifactwhose growth is only limited by people’s imagination. It has hadsignificant influence on the world today and there is a highpossibility that it will transform into a new better technology inthe future.


Goggin,G. (2013). Cell Phone Culture: Mobile Technology in Everyday Life.London: Routledge.