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Effects of technology on society

Families that make up our society and individuals are affected by different aspects of technology everyday. Communicating ideas clearly give great opportunities that help our society evolve to technology. Including cell phones, reality TV shows, and even computers combined with internet. What is a cellular phone? A type of wireless communication that is most familiar to mobile phones users. It's called 'cellular' because the system uses many base stations to divide a service area into multiple 'cells'. Cellular calls are transferred from base station to base station as a user travels from cell to cell. (definition from the Wireless Advisor Glossary.) The basic concept of cellular phones began in 1947, when researchers looked at crude mobile (car) phones and realized that by using small cells (range of service area) with frequency reuse they could increase the traffic capacity of mobile phones substantially. However at that time, the technology to do so was nonexistent. (about.com) To begin with cell phones that have amazingly over populated throughout time, almost every American household carries them. Today, cellular phones are in high demand and extremely popular. Cell phones have gone from enormous sizes to small minuscule sizes. They ranged from being thick and fat to now small, skinny, and even miniature. Cell phones now have hundreds of different features that come with them. This includes the internet, cameras, audio speakers, music, and the list goes on. There are ups and downs in cell phones. Cell phones come in use in many ways. For example, the efficiency of cell-phone technology in rebuilding Iraq has a drawback in that insurgents are using the hand-held devices to orchestrate attacks and set off roadside bombs, defense officials say. A growing network of cellular connections has proved a boon to contractors, the U.S. military and average Iraqis in turning the state-run economy into a free-market business environment...

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