Making Sense of Our Wireless World

Photograph by Peter Hapak for TIME

The mobile phone has become a kind of superextension of ourselves--faster, brainier, more reliable and always on. As we say in this issue, there are now more smart phones than toilets in many parts of the world, and the average smart phone today has more computing power than Apollo 11 did when it journeyed to the moon. In our special report, we explore all the ways mobility is changing the world around us, from education to politics, from medicine to romance.

Every photograph in the package was originally shot on a mobile-phone camera, from the photojournalistic images to the portraits and...

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