New Delhi. Smartphone addiction, sometimes colloquially known as “nomophobia” (fear of being without a mobile phone), is often fueled by an Internet overuse problem or Internet addiction disorder. After all, it’s rarely the phone or tablet itself that creates the compulsion, but rather the games, apps, and online worlds it connects us to. People are so scared to even go out of the house with a battery charge of less than 50%. It’s almost like a crime to step out with less battery life.
And that is the precise reason that the government has decided to confer these people with bravery awards, the people who step out of the house with a battery life of less than 10%. Because in the modern world of internet that is actually brave. You can miss out on important good morning messages, game updates, Taimur photos and a lot of other exciting stuff while you are traveling to your office. It takes a lot of courage to miss out on such events.
The government will soon form a committee to nominate such people and then give the award to the most deserving one. The winners will then be invited to Rashtrapati Bhavan and given the award by the President himself. Even after knowing that keeping a phone with less battery would give them awards, people are still not willing to risk missing important messages or updates they receive on their smartphones.