Author(s): Santosh M. AVVANNAVAR, B. S. Nanda KUMAR, S. SHRIHARI, Raghunath BABU ARE

20 century has observed the rapid development of mobile phone technology and increase in the number of users. This rapid development has direct/indirect impact mainly on 3 parameters such as societal, environmental and economical. This paper is an attempt to show an anthropological review of mobile phone and its various evolutionary impacts. This paper limits its discussion on societal impact (in particular) with brief description on environmental and economical. An analysis was carried out by cross-impact analysis using the fifteen identified societal impact variables/indicators. From the analysis it can be said that impact on variable can cause a detrimental changes on one or several variables.


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