Take your hand off it for a moment.
Written by S.W.T.Read
Based on an article by Garry Linnell
Please take your hand off it.
The modern mobile phone has only been with us for little more than two decades but it has already become the first invention in more than 600 years that we carry with us everywhere.
However for something that has quickly become so ubiquitous and so necessary that a medical term – nomophobia – has been coined to describe the anxiety felt by a user who has lost their phone or is out of mobile range.
We still don't know with absolute certainty whether the device that has proved on countless occasions to be a life saver also has the ability to kill us.