quote by Alain de Botton

The challenge for a human now is to be more interesting to another than his or her smartphone.

— Alain de Botton

Fascinating Smartphone quotations

We take better care of our smartphone than ourselves.

We know when the battery is depleted and recharge it

The seven-inch tablets are tweeners: too big to compete with a smartphone, and too small to compete with an iPad.

Smartphones. Who cares? Smartphones. I only have dummy phones.

When you think about the complexity of our natural world - plants using quantum mechanics for photosynthesis, for example - a smartphone begins to look like a pretty dumb object.

When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance.

We get one of these little pings on our smartphones, and we get a little hit of dopamine as well. We get excited. We feel anticipation. As we feel this, we want it more and more. So we spend more and more time looking at our phones.

The entire Earth will be converted into a huge brain

One of the misconceptions about BlackBerry is that it's your parents' smartphone.

In the next 10 years, I expect at least five billion people worldwide to own smartphones, giving every individual with such a phone instant access to the full power of the Internet, every moment of every day.

When you have a World Champion in your smartphone, the myth of the superior brainpower of human chess champions has lost its power.

When you stop and think about it, a smartphone is basically a whistle you can carry.

All of a sudden, we've lost a lot of control,' he said.

'We can't turn off our internet; we can't turn off our smartphones; we can't turn off our computers. You used to ask a smart person a question. Now, who do you ask? It starts with g-o, and it's not God.

Anything can change, because the smartphone revolution is still in the early stages.

In places like India with smartphones, there's an app now for women if they're in a violent situation, they can press one button. They've given their cell-phone number to five trusted friends, and right away their GPS location goes out: "Here I am."

The smartphone revolution is under-hyped, more people have access to phones than access to running water. We've never had anything like this before since the beginning of the planet.

The moment of drifting into thought has been so clipped by modern technology.

Our lives are filled with distraction with smartphones and all the rest. People are so locked into not being present.

I can't live without my smartphone, but I really geek on coding.

It's not so much technology that I like, but puzzle solving.

True love is a lack of desire to check one's smartphone in another's presence.

Most of us carry at least one device, all the time, every day.

In fact many of us would feel naked without our smartphone. It's hardly surprising mobile search queries - and mobile commerce - are growing dramatically across the world.

The smartphones and the computer separates everybody, makes you think that you don't need nobody else.

A lot of the diagnosis and monitoring functions will be done through little devices - smartphones - by the patient with computer assistance. So it's a real big change in the model of how we render healthcare.

Of course smartphones are brilliant inventions, but the nefarious thing about Twitter and other social media is that it starts to fill all the gaps in your day. I quickly become an addict.

Right now, offline and online are coming together because of smartphones.

Kids, help your parents if they don't know how to use a smartphone.

I think 2012 is the year when consumers all around the world start saying no to feature phones and start saying yes to smartphones.

It took 10 years to go from building the initial Smartphone to reaching the mass market. BlackBerry came out in 2003 and it didn't get to about a billion units until 2013. So I can't imagine it would be much faster for VR.

Most established novelists are writing books informed by experiences gained in their youth. Middle age is not the best time to be changing smartphones every six months or adopting new technology platforms - because we tend to get slower and less accommodating to change as we age.

A new study reveals that one-third of babies in the U.

S. have used a smartphone. Yeah, and one-third of babies in China have MADE a smartphone.

The average smartphone user checks his or her device every six and a half minutes.

There's a big shift in our whole way of living, and it started maybe 10 years ago when [smartphones] came into existence. Up until then, we were at the mercy of the press, and so-called experts that would tell us what to think and how to think.

The same regions of the brain light up when someone touches their smartphone as when they touch a family member or a pet.

The iPad falls between two stools - not quite a laptop, not quite a smartphone.

In other words, it's the spork of the electronic consumer goods world.

When I see an old movie, like from the ’40s or ’50s or ’60s, the people look so calm. They don’t have smartphones, they’re not looking at computer screens, they’re taking their time. They’ll sit in a chair and just stare off into space. I think some day we’ll find our way back to that garden of Eden.

A new survey out says 64 percent of Americans own a smartphone.

Which is interesting because in a related survey, 100 percent of smart phones say they own an American.

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