For more than a decade, the media has been obsessed with the effects of technology and how it changes the way we perceive and interact with the world around us. According to the New York Times, recent advances in technology also may be affecting the way we perceive ourselves.
The article states that phones featuring video calling and front-facing cameras are causing people to be more aware of physical appearance. It cites the recent release of iOS 7 as a principal contributor to the trend.
Specifically, the FaceTime button, which is found next to the call button, is the characteristic of the new iOS 7 system thats making phone calls a more personal experience. It allows people to participate in face-to-face conversations. However, due to the location of the FaceTime button, these calls often are made visible by accident.
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FaceTime May Increase Rates of Chin Implant Procedures
If you dont differentiate between your FaceTIme ringtone and your regular one, you may answer a video call unknowingly. The New York Times article points out that the angle that most of us use when video chatting is not the most flattering and puts a negative image in our minds of how we appear.
Were surrounded by pictures of celebrities and other beautiful people on the screens of our phones or tablets, and then, we catch sight of ourselves, and its difficult not to compare. Fortunately, we live in an age when what we see in that digital mirror isnt what we have to live with.
The article explains that between 2010 and 2011, the number of chin implant treatments rose by 71 percent. 2010 happens to be the year that FaceTime was introduced.
Liposuction and neck tightening procedures also are becoming more common, since video calling became popular. Although the increase in cosmetic procedures may partly be due to this technology-driven self-inspection, there are two other contributing factors:
So, can the iPhone take the credit for an increase in cosmetic procedures? Yes, partly, but changing social mores will make the increase a lasting one.
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