One in ten millennials would rather lose a finger than give up their smartphone

Millennials are becoming so reliant on their smartphones that many would be willing to make huge sacrifices for their device.

A new survey by Tappable has revealed that 23 per cent of millennials would rather lose one of their five senses than give up their smartphone.

And worryingly, one in ten said they’d even sacrifice a finger for their phone.

One female respondent, who wished to remain anonymous said: “I can’t live without my phone, it’s integrated into every part of my life.

Millennials are reliant on their phones (Image: E+)

“To give up travelling, sex or my social life would render my phone useless – they are all completely co-dependent”.

In the survey, researchers asked over 500 millennials aged 18-34 what they would prefer to forgo if it meant that they could keep their smartphone.

The results revealed that 23{d4ce93fa42db76586ebba4efeabc8cfd1321d1dd178725776f3d0287f9c51278} chose smartphones over their five senses, while 38{d4ce93fa42db76586ebba4efeabc8cfd1321d1dd178725776f3d0287f9c51278} would give up drinking for their device.

Meanwhile, 15{d4ce93fa42db76586ebba4efeabc8cfd1321d1dd178725776f3d0287f9c51278} said they would swap sex for smartphones, and 10{d4ce93fa42db76586ebba4efeabc8cfd1321d1dd178725776f3d0287f9c51278} would cut off a finger.

Sam Furr, founder of Tappable, said: “Technologies close the gap on distant communities, creating a space that the younger generation can collaborate, interact and share.

“Something no other generation has experienced.”

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