Cellphone use is ubiquitous. Of the seven billion people on Earth, six billion own a cellphone and constant interaction with them is changing us. At least that's the (basically undeniable) contention made in a new AsapSCIENCE video that uses a number of recent studies to highlight the impact of smart phones.
From posture to myopia, phones are capable of causing a lot of damage. That doesn't discount the good that has been brought about by the ability to have tiny little computers in our pockets, but it's not all good and it's worth knowing about since research says people look at their phones for an average of 4.7 hours a day.
Part of that crazy amount of time is that is that phones have become a way to avoid boredom. 93 percent of people 18 to 29 say they have used smart phones as a way to ward off a bad case of the bores (don't forget, boredom can be good).