Anyone born in 1990 and back grew up using a land line phone. The world was perfect, no drama, no rushes; everyone took time to return calls.
I am one of those, I remember in the 80's my mom wasn't working, so she was taking phone messages for my brother and me. There was a time that I was concerned because she was giving messages from two or three day prior, so I have no other choice than calling the person and apologizing for my delayed call back.
On one of my trip to the United States, I decided to buy a voice mail recorder that used a small tape, in that way every day at lunch and evening I checked if there were recorded messages. Since my city was small and people weren't used to technology, and nobody was home when they called our number, they tend to talk to the recorder thinking one of us was on the other line.
That happened many times, until we started disclosing to all callers that we have a voice recording machine, in that way they got use to waiting until the little beep before leaving the message.
My life and most people's were simple in that way. Then in 1991 I started using a pager, that way you knew someone called you and you rushed either to use the office phone or if in the street we used public phones with coins, the problem coins we not in our pockets all the times, so we had to way until we reached the office or home to return calls.
In 1993 here in Los Angeles, I got my first cell phone when they became public (based on price, since before they were quite expensive and bulky as well).
Here comes the question: How would our lives change if overnight our cell phone service disappeared and we were only able to keep emails as the fastest way of communication using desktops, laptops, tablets and landlines phones?
What will be the Emotional, Psychological, Social and Business consequences of that?
I can tell you that Generations X, Y and Millennial will go through hell, because they don't know any other way and for them to adapt to it will be very hard.
How about you?
According to 60 minutes video tech companies are creating cell phones software to keep you addicted to them. Check the video: http://cbsn.ws/2ofN3Uq