Jimena Veloz Posted about 6 years ago Jan Chipchase: The anthropology of mobile phones We really are our cell phones. However, the most interesting thing is the new uses people give to cell phones, which for some of us are so simple. They turn them into so much more than they were meant for. The thing is we have forgotten cell phones are just tools, and they have taken over our lifes. They are not just our phones; they are our identities, and it is scary to some extent because we are completely dependent on them.