A NEW study from UCL has found that people ‘live’ in their smartphones.
A team of anthropologists (who study human society and culture) spent over a year learning about smartphone use in nine countries around the world.
They focused on older adults who weren’t young or elderly, as they said it gave them “a better representation of humanity as a whole”.
Professor Daniel Miller, who led the study, said that they found: “The smartphone is no longer just a device that we use, it’s
become the place where we live.”
“We are always ‘at home’ in our smartphone. We have become human snails carrying our home in our pockets.”