by Ananth Indrakanti, Milan Chutake, Stephen Prouty, Venkat Sundaranatha, Vinod Koverkathu Introduction Innovation and contraptions are currently key in our day by day lives. In the previous few years conveying a small PC (an advanced mobile phone) in a pocket has gotten typical. Charging stand for iPhone Innovation helps advance mankind forward and makes doing commonplace things more proficient and repeatable. Innovation has made the data upset. With innovative advances, gadgets have developed to be so incredible and keen that it seems like having a super-PC on one's hands. People presently have a voracious craving for data readily available. At the point when innovation gets this going, the common propensity is for this to turn into an assumption. When was the last time you printed a guide or composed a snail mail letter? On the off chance that you did, you have a place with the world class jeopardized framework of people who are evaporating quickly. Samsung phone case Welcome to the data age! Before we outline our concern, we might want to contemplate momentarily over how our lives have changed with contraptions, contrasted with pre-computerized time. Life Without Gadgets People born before the 1980’s would very well relate to life before the information age, when people had no access to internet or personal gadgets. Cell phone accessories Let's briefly walk down the memory lane to relive those moments — a life without gadgets. · Children played together outdoor — they had a lot of physical activity. · People talked to each other more often, and verbal communication face-face was at its peak. · Chat jargon did not exist and people knew their spellings well, as they read more books. · People enjoyed spending more time outdoors with family and friends. · It was commonplace to get the news from newspaper or radio. · Entertainment came from playing board games, playing sports, going to the movies, watching VHS tapes, etc. · Writers often used either a type-writer or a word processor on their computer. · Computers were expensive and bulky. · Doing research was hard; frequent visits to the library or scouring through plethora of papers, books, etc. were necessary. · Communication was slow. Life With Gadgets Gadgets equipped with internet have transformed our lives in several ways and brought about a paradigm shift in our dependence on technology to perform key tasks in our everyday routine. To highlight a few: · Enormous amount of information at our fingertips · Use Google Maps to get directions, watch YouTube videos to learn to cook, sing, draw, learn science, etc. · Health monitoring apps on the cell phone that would remind people to walk, run, bike, check BP periodically, etc. · Capability to share daily life or special events instantly with thousands of people and see reaction in a matter of minutes, if not seconds · Expedited research with access to information galore · Ability to watch videos on demand from anywhere (Netflix, Amazon, etc.) · Ability to read e-books online on demand — no more visits to library needed · Use of mobile phones, tablets as pacifiers for kids · Improved speed of communication by orders of magnitude leading to faster decision-making · Existence of mobile apps for entertainment, social interaction through digital media, paying bills, accessing bank accounts, etc. (virtually for any purpose) While there have been advantages to this information age and gadget revolution, it has created an insatiable appetite for information. It's now an expectation that information be readily available on demand from anywhere. This is the age of instant gratification. Magsafe accessories While technology has fostered the human race, does our current consumption pattern adversely impact our analytical and creative abilities, lead to loss of focus in communication and make us just indexers of data rather than bearers of knowledge? Mobile Consumption Growth Trend In the last decade, digital consumption on mobile devices has overtaken that on desktop devices. Between 2011 and 2016, about 300% growth (Fig. 2) was seen with data consumption on mobile devices, while that on desktop devices and other connected devices stayed relatively flat. The growth in combined number of smartphone/tablet users is expected to grow from current 2.5 billion to about 3.13 billion by 2020 (about 23%). Social networking, listening to music, watching videos and playing games represent the bulk of what people do with their smartphones and tablets. Power bank Essentially it’s about communication and entertainment, two things that help people to cope with the level of stress in today’s world.