Who has not lost their mobile at least once in their life? My sister managed to drop it in the sea during a regatta, for example. As for me, well… I have not lost one yet, but I have forgotten my mobiles more than once – I am referring obviously to the different devices that I have had over the years. I do not know how, but I have always managed to find them back. Luck? Destiny? Whatever. My point here is that we are so obsessed about our phones that they are the first item we ensure we take with us whenever we leave a place, we immediately know if we have forgotten them at home or at the office, or if we have tragically lost them. And this attitude makes mobiles probably the most lost and found objects around the globe (usually found by their very owners as soon as they discover they are not in their pockets).
Why are we so attached to our phones? I do not think that the simplistic we-are-addicted-to-technology explanation is sufficient. It is much more than that. A whole life is contained in a mobile. Let us think, for instance, of our contacts: I do not remember all numbers in my contacts anymore (I actually only remember those I have known for ages, before the advent of smart phones), which means I will not be able to contact my friends or family if I lose my phone. Some people rely on phones for work, too, what happens to them when they are phoneless? It is not that simple. I believe we care so much for our mobiles because we care for people, for our lives, for our jobs, not for the device itself.