Throughout history, humans have developed faster ways of communicating, from the Pony Express to waving semaphore flags.
With increasingly smart mobile phones on the market, it seems consumers are getting addicted to being connected.
In an international survey published this week, 84 per cent of respondents said they could not go a single day without their phones.
Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Los Angeles on what it is about clever phones that gets so many people so excited.
Source: Al Jazeera