A poll conducted by Recombu suggests that people will spend, on average, almost two entire years of the their lifetime using t’internet on their mobile phones.
That’s disregarding, of course, the fact that technology will inevitably evolve beyond smartphones, but whatev’s.
Two thousand people were polled, and the average user supposedly spends five hours a week using the internet on their smartphone, which equates to 260 hours a year.
Now, if we say life expectancy is around 80, and you start using a phone aged – what? – 15, that’s 65 years * 260 hours = 16,900 hours = 704 days.
Divide by 365 to get the number of years, and yeah – that’s pretty much two whole years. Bloody hell.
Mind you, if you spend, say, 10 hours each week watching TV, that's four whole years. It all adds up. Er, probably best not to think about it.
Other findings from ye olde poll of smartphone users include:
- 11% do less exercise
- 22% watch less TV
- 26% read less
- 18% make fewer calls
The ‘fewer calls’ finding might come as a surprise, but having a smartphone obviously means you can text, IM, email, Facebook… pretty much never speak to anyone ever again. Excellent.