If you have never been without your phone, give it a try for a couple of hours a day. Next time you meet some friends or family members for dinner, leave your phone at home. Break free from the ball and chain. Fully engage with your life and the life of those around you. Not with your phone's 'life.'
The smartphone keeps us on automatic pilot and it inhibits us from making healthy choices, thus we are responding to life on an automated and unconscious neurobiological basis. We socially isolate, are intolerant of boredom, and are always connected somewhere other than where we actually are at the moment.
As much as I love my smartphone, I do have to wonder where this is all going? What is technology doing to my life? My personality? My family? My brain? Hopefully when I am sitting in a rocking chair enjoying life in my golden years I will be able to look back and see how it has shaped me for the better.