• Frankenstein's iPhone: Control, don't be controlled

    5 monthes ago - By iMore

    Who's really to blame for 'smartphone addiction', and who's responsible for curbing it?
    Mary Shelly's novel Frankenstein (Frankenstein is the doctor's name not the monster's) and the play "Rossum's Universal Robots" (R.U.R is the place where the word "robot" was coined) share a similar metaphor. What happens to society when a creator's creation gets away from them, when the creation can no longer be controlled by the creator?
    Lately there's been a lot of talk about "smartphone addiction" (I know several people who suffer from alcoholism or drug abuse who take a little offense at lumping a...
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