The Man Who Invented Mobile Phone Says People Spending Too Much Time On Their Phones, Need To ‘Get A Life’

The inventor of the world’s first mobile phone has some frank advice for those of us who spend too much time scrolling. 

Martin Cooper, a 93-year-old American engineer, suggested people using their phones upwards of five hours a day should “Get a life!” Well, that’s the man who invented the first ever device of its kind telling you to rethink your priorities.

While appearing on BBC Breakfast earlier this week, Cooper said he barely spent any time on his phone.

“I would guess that I use my mobile phone less than 5 percent of my time.”  

When asked what he would say to those who spend upwards of five hours on theirs, he was brutally honest. 

“You really spend five hours a day?” he asked. “I would say “get a life!.”

Despite being the inventor of the original cellphone, Cooper told BBC Breakfast that people should spend less time on their phones and live a little.  

According to app monitoring firm App Annie, people spend an average of 4.8 hours a day on their phones. That is 33.6 hours a week and 144 hours a month. 

In 1973, Cooper invented the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X – the first ever wireless cellular device.  

About Don Saint

PR Guru / Author / Promoter / Controversial Writer / Hip Hop Artiste / Actor / Human Rights Activist. The First Nigerian Hip Hop Artiste to obtain a Masters Degree (M.A) in Arts ( Religion & Human Relations). The author of one of the most controversial books in Nigeria; "Emancipation from Masturbation". With over 12 Movies and 3 Musical albums since 2003. Former Events Manager at Silverbird’s Rhythm Fm Awka Station till 2010. For more info. Call : 08033239298.

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