The inventor of the world’s first mobile phone has some advice for those of us who spend too much time on our phones.
Martin Cooper, a 93-year-old American engineer, urged that people who spend more than five hours a day on their phones “get a life!” That’s the man who invented the first device of its sort advising you to reevaluate your priorities.
Cooper stated in an interview this week that he spends very little time on his phone. “I would estimate that I use my phone less than 5% of the time,” he said.
When asked what he would say to individuals who spend more than five hours on theirs, he was blunt.
“Do you actually spend five hours a day on phone?” he asked. “I’d say, “Get a life!”
Cooper, despite being the inventor of the first cellphone, told that people should spend less time on their phones and more time living.
People spend an average of 4.8 hours every day on their phones, according to research. That equates to 33.6 hours per week and 144 hours per month.
Cooper created the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, the first wireless cellular cellphone, in 1973.
He helped to invent various devices while working at Motorola, including the first handheld police radio systems.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago (1950). He enlisted in the United States Navy and served throughout the Korean War. After the war, he worked for the Teletype Corporation before joining Motorola in 1954.