Smartphones have become the media device of choice for the vast majority of people around the world. From social media to watching video clips, internet banking to keeping up to date with news, taking selfies to playing games, our smartphones provide us with our media needs – and all in the palm of our hands.
But can you have too much of a good thing? You only have to look around to see swathes of people with their faces glued to their smartphone screen, seemingly oblivious to everything else around them.
But is that to our detriment? By being constantly engaged with our technological friend, are we missing out on other things? Could we be learning and developing other skills better rather than relying on everything at the touch of a screen? Is our intelligence and its advancement suffering?