Mobile Phone Inventor Martin Cooper Says People Need To ‘Get A Life’

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Mobile Phone Inventor Martin Cooper Says People Need To 'get A Life'

Can you believe this?

Martin Cooper, who invented the phone, says “get a life” to smartphone users.

He was surprised to see how much this generation is spending on smartphones.

Martin Cooper was the first person to develop the first-ever wireless phone, Motorola DynaTAC 8000X. He is also known as the “father of the cell phone“.

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Mobile Phone Inventor Martin Cooper Says People Need To 'Get A Life'

On Thursday, in an interview with BBC Breakfast, the co-host claimed that she spent more than 5 hours each day on her phone to which the host Jayne McCubbin asked Cooper, “What would you say to anyone, like myself, who uses it for upwards of five hours?”

Cooper replied, “Do you really? You really spend five hours a day? Get a Life!“, and then he started laughing.

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He adds on by saying that he uses his phone only 5%. Seem unbelievable huh?

In a recent interview with CBS News, he talks about the time when car phones became increasingly common in the 1970s. He recalled his thinking, “People had been wired to their desks and kitchens for over 100 years, now they are gonna wire us to our cars, where we spend 5% of our time?

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Mobile Phone Inventor Martin Cooper Says People Need To 'Get A Life'

He said that he came up with an idea to make a portable phone that people can take it anywhere with them. Cooper visualised the cellphone’s design assmall enough to put in your pocket, but big enough so that it could go between your ears and your mouth.

In Cooper’s project at that time, Motorolla poured Millions into this, and Copper with his team made the phone just in three months. His first phone weighed 21/2 pounds and it was 10 inches long but it lasted for about 25 min only and took almost 10 hours to recharge.

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Mobile Phone Inventor Martin Cooper Says People Need To 'Get A Life'

Be thankful you are now getting longer battery life in the latest phones!


Well, Mr. Cooper is right, we should not spend that much time on our phones.

What do you think about how much time should we spend on our phones?

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