Jeffrey Mincey found a research paper which shows people are not as smart when near a smartphone.
Researchers doing their research found a brain drain whenever a smartphone is around. In fact, the mere presence of your own smartphone in the room reduces cognitive capacity.
It doesn’t take much research to realize that something is going on and humanity may not be the better for it. You’ll see co-workers gazing longingly at a nearby iPhone as if waiting for something to happen. You’ll see people sending texts to other people who are sitting next to them.