According to recent surveys from Pew, cell phones are essential for at least 44% of adults. Surprisingly, 28% surveyed said their landlines would be hard to give up, potentially leaving a small number of users who can live without any type of phone altogether, which sounds pretty crazy to the rest of us.


Cell phones have only been around for 40 years, and most users would agree, they’re pretty indispensable, if not entirely addictive. Currently, there are as many phones as humans on the planet. That number is expected to grow exponentially as are the technologies that it fuels. To reflect, we’re sharing this great animation below, created by Fueled.