In 2016, can you imagine living without a smartphone?


First came the invention of fire, then the wheel, and thirdly, the smartphone.

Well, there might have been a few inventions along the way: you know, like electricity, the transistor, the Internet and a few others, but from today's perspective it certainly feels that the smartphone was a hugely important milestone.

You know something has become so indispensable to you that you look at it hundreds of times a day and can't leave home without it. But are we really that addicted to our smartphones?

We thought we'd ask for a quick reality check: in 2016, can you even imagine living without a smartphone? 

We're not even asking if you can live without a phone, the question we're wondering about is whether you can't live without a modern smartphone with all its perks: large display with the world's knowledge (and cats) at your fingertips, camera, games, apps, payments and all other small conveniences? So can you? And how would your life change? Let us know your thoughts in the comments right below.

Can you imagine living without a smartphone?

No way, impossible
50.13%
Yes, I could
49.87%

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48 Comments

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Went a month without it last year, wasn't that bad acually so I think I could live without it.

5. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

I remember those good old times when no one could find me. Than I got phone in '98... :-)

13. adi9764

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Then**

43. pixel8or

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

Yep, just like when a person could start a fresh life. Not that way anymore. Big brother is watching, and we LIKE it...

22. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

If you occupy yourself with other things, it's actually easy.

26. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

IKR I like to read so when I didn't have a phone that was mostly what I did.

29. cleatglitch

Posts: 165; Member since: May 25, 2013

sounds like city time

37. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Those said no those are litle kiddos 10 12 year old..

44. Xperia_droid

Posts: 42; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

Same here. i survived 3 months with my Nokia 2600 after losing my Nexus 5, but finally back with another Nexus :D

2. tyrionTheWise unregistered

As long as I have a dumbphone and a nice laptop, yes.

32. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

^^^ This.

42. SmartNingen

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

^This. As long as I have a device that I can use to connect to the Internet wirelessly and a wireless phone I am good. It needn't be a smartphone or a tablet.

3. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

In a word, no. Coming from someone who lived half his life before even 'dumb' cell phones were common.

4. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Yes. If I have a PC

7. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Yes, I can live without my Nexus and Lumia! Smartphones in all of their glory still can't hold a candle against a dumb phone in some aspects, like simplicity, ease of use, compactness and above all, BATTERY LIFE! An hour of charge on my Nokia 103 makes it last almost a week! And most importantly, a dumb phone is the perfect antidote to cure smartphone addiction...

8. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

I SAY yes i could,i only make calls on my phone, and surf the net on my pc.as i am now.

9. w1000i

Posts: 249; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

My brother he doesn't like to carry a phone, and he's always addicted to his Ipad

10. ZeneticX

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Yes. As long there is something else for me to access the Internet

11. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

nooo......... even no one texts me XD

12. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Yes to Smartphone. NO to PC and the internet.

14. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

A few years back, I had no phone (then a dumb phone), but couldn't live without my computer. With a smartphone, I could probably live without the computer, if I had to.

15. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

With a dumb phone and a PC, I don't think a smartphone is needed.

16. Jairus24

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 20, 2012

Yes, I already spent two months of vacation without it and I didn't even long for it as I got plenty of other fun things and activities I could focus on to.

17. Arschsalat

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

I can't live If living is without you I can't live I can't give anymore -Mariah Carey

21. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Ken Leeeeeee Tulibudibu douchuuu Ken LeeeEeeee

33. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3139; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Harry Nilsson, not Mariah.

18. VVayne

Posts: 103; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

Nope. It's like loosing a hand. Not gonna happen.

28. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

you can live without a hand. After all its not your d*ck.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31103; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep, it's called adaptation. We adapted to them, we can adapt to not having them.

20. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

A laptop with Internet should keep me BC.

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