Addictions Of Technology Addiction

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Along with the overload of multitasking, our brains can develop trouble with concentrating on things for long periods of time when concentrating on one thing no longer becomes the norm for society. This problem stems from the constant need to see the latest posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so on (Lehrer quoted in Ives 34). Many people admit to these same guilty habits. According to NBC News, owners of smartphones glance at Facebook about 14 times daily (Subbaraman). People use their phones for more than just to check social media sites. “Almost half the group—44 percent—used their phones as an alarm clock” (Subbaraman). Technology use affects many areas of people’s daily lives, not just as a way of wasting time. Developers of new …show more content…
When people think of addictions, they automatically think of drugs or alcohol, but technology can be just as addictive. “According to the Pew Research Internet Project over 87% of Americans use the Internet, with an additional 90% owning cellphones and 58% owning smartphones…it has also become a necessary component to successfully managing daily activities for many Americans. In fact, four in ten adults within the U.S. feel that they absolutely need access to the Internet” (Magsamen-Conrad). Technology addiction causes many problems socially, not just intellectually. “Media use is not without consequence on health. Studies find that high levels of media use are associated with academic problems, problems with sleep, unhealthy eating, and more (“Teen Media Use Part 1”). Too much use of technology can interfere with kids’ social life by cutting into their time talking with peers and family. Furthermore, the increased use of phones, computers, and TV constitutes many negative ramifications not only socially but also …show more content…
No wonder people cannot distinguish between made-up world and real life because technology has isolated them from the real world. The continuous development of technology produces less communication between individuals, especially the younger generation who cannot live without their cellphones for more than a few hours. “Most children and teens spend 75 percent of their waking lives with their eyes fixed on a screen, according to the recent study performed by the International Center for Media & the Public Agenda (ICMPA). The study also found that student who unplugged their electronic devices for one 24-hour period felt extremely lonely and didn’t know how to fill their time” (Hampton). This goes to show just how dependent people are becoming on technology. There may come a time when the only way to reach somebody is by the use of

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