When I asked my daughter which item she would keep：the phone，the car，the cooker，the computer，the TV，or her boyfriend，she said“the phone”.Personally I could do without the phone，which makes me unusual，because the telephone is changing our life more than any other piece of technology.
Point 1 The telephone creates the need to communieate，in the same way that more roads create more traffic.My daughter comes home from school at 4：00 and then spends an hour on the phone talking to the very people she has been at school with all day.If the phone didn’t exist，would she have anything to talk about？
Point 2 The mobile phone means that we aye never alone.“The mobile saved my life，”says Lucy.She had an accident in her Volvo.Trapped inside，she managed to make the call that brought the ambulance.
Point 3 The mobile removes our secret.It allows Marketing Manager of a large company to ring his sales staff all around the world at any time of day to ask where they are，where they are going，and how their last meeting went.
Point 4 The telephone separates us.A person said，“We worked in separate offices but I could see him through the window.It was easy to get his number.We were so near——but we didn’t meet for the first two weeks.