RIP Conversation: 21 Images Show How Smartphones Are Taking Over Your Life

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Your smartphone gives you instant access to friends, family, photos, social media, work, and the latest breaking news… basically smartphones are taking over.

Simply picking up your cell phone and seeing alerts for new ‘likes’ on Facebook, or a message from your best friend sparks a chemical reward in the brain. This chemical reaction is what makes us addicted to our smartphones. In proof, the average user picks up their phone to check Facebook and personal emails by 7:31 am, often before ever getting out of bed. Throughout the week the average user will look at their phone over 1,500 times.

Your smartphone entertains and delights while also helping you stay more connected, but with every addiction comes plenty of drawbacks. The following cartoons perfectly depict how smartphones are taking over your life, in both funny and not-so-funny ways.

1. What A Great Idea!

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2. The Reason You’re Always Tired…

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3. Loners Don’t Even Know They’re Alone

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4. Who Needs A Magic Mirror When You Have A Selfie Stick And Filters?

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5. Who’s In Charge Of Whom Here?

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6. I Can’t Die Without This New Default… NOOOO!!

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7. Smartphones Are Rather Blinding

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8. Remember Before Angry Birds When Kids Liked Playing Soccer?

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9. Before And After Vacation Photos

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10. The Game That Never Ends

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11. The Latest Trend In Tan Lines

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12. If No One Snaps A Photo Did It Even Happen?

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13. Tweet, Tweet

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14. Save The Man Or Take The Newest Instagram Photo To Go Viral? Decisions, Decisions…

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15. The Good Old Days Are Dead

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16. Truly Addicted To Your Cell Phone? You Can Always Borrow Your Pet’s Cone!

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17.  Where Did My Cell Phone Go?

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18. The New Age Bride And Groom

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19. Life In The Woods… With Technology

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20. Adult Binky

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21. Death Of Dinner Conversation

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