Face The Truth — Your Smartphone Controls Your Life

And now it’s at your fingertips to gain back the freedom those apps once promised you

Claudia Brose
6 min readMay 17, 2024
Photo by Ali Abdul Rahman on Unsplash

We are sold that those thousands of mobile apps make our life easier, faster, and more bullet-proof.

In reality, those mobile apps also became part of a control mechanism over our lives. Have you ever looked at it that way?

In your mind, you feel like you gained more freedom, when in fact your phone gained more control over you.

Let’s shift perspectives on the glorious, smart apps and become aware of the other side of the freedom coin.

The outsourced world

There were 2.29 million apps and games on the Apple App Store in 2023. They became part of our daily lives and our lifestyles. And we call this LIFE?

Smartphones and their apps offer you the opportunity to outsource everything in your life to the app world. Apps are developed to have an answer or solution (in form of exchange, help, services, shortcuts) for you so you don’t have to use your brain, your hands, or the people around you.

We are now so used to living in an app-saturated world that we are losing our skills to think, navigate, calculate, orientate, or create on…



Claudia Brose

Writer, Event-Creator, Marketing Professional turned Rebel against a rushed world | Japan mad | Cyclist | Get my Newsletter Un-Rush claudiabrose.substack.com