Smartphones are definitely the new addiction.

I made a game with my friends once of naming all the things we would give up before we give up our smartphones. Many prized possessions have now taken a back seat to our new ‘connection to the world’. The phone was on the top of the list of things to grab when running from a burning building. Sad, but true.
I think we’ve reached the point of no return. Most people, even those who would never admit addiction, feel a loss and disconnect when we misplace our phones. When spotting a phone accidentally left in a rest room or restaurant, we give a collective groan. Smartphones have become family members.