The mobile telephone has had an even greater impact than the internet in changing the way humans communicate and interact.
Whilst the mobile has changed the way the population of technologically advanced countries communicate, for many nations it is a revelation - those countries which had only rudimentary fixed line telecommunications systems prior to mobile telephony arriving, have leapfrogged a generation of infrastructure and embraced the new technology on an even greater level.
The differences in the way mobile telephony has been accepted into different cultures is particularly evident in a new research report entitled the Siemens Mobile Lifestyle Survey.
The report was completed in December 2003 from 3000 interviews conducted in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand regarding the way different countries use their mobile telephones.
The following 20 statements were answered true or false by all respondents in the survey. Click the picture to see how your country/gender fared.
Some quite astonishing results.