People Are Glued To Their Phones Instead Of Interacting With Friends, Family, And/Or Their Significant Other.
Smart Tech Has Taken Over Our Lives For The Worst
Studies have found that more people are addicted to their phones and the internet, than hard drugs like Heroin and Crack Cocaine.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology did a study surrounding people
who use their phones non stop, and found that once taken away the
participants showed similar reactions to withdrawal symptoms.
anger, fidgeting, blurred vision, low attention spans, memory loss,
bouts of confusion, and an undying urge to get the phone back.
study by Cambridge University on tech addiction, monitored the
participant's viewing habits.
found that participants would spend up to 5 hours on a single app,
and some would only use two or three apps throughout the study.
University in California did a study on how social media affected
young girls and teenage boys, which found that young girls began to
show signs of Gender and Body Dysmorphia, whilst teenage boys became
easy to anger and hard to engage with.
majority of tech addiction cases revolve around smartphones and
gaming devices, with the World Health Organization adding Internet
Gaming Disorder (IGD) to it's international classification of
Parents have also complained about how their children have become hooked to their phones, tablets, and gaming devices.
Clinics in Europe and the United States are already offering to treat
Internet and Gaming Addiction as far back as 2017, much to the ire of
users who claim that they're: “Boomers”. (Whatever that means).
have been made to limit private internet access or have an age
requirement to own smartphones, but the deep entrenchment of such
technologies would such legislation borderline impossible to enact.
Phil Reed of Swansea University in Wales, says tech addiction and
IGD: “Is disrupting your life and it's terrible, regardless if it's
viewed as an addiction or a mental disorder.
can see a complete and total disruption to the sufferer's life.
ability to function, their ability to form meaningful relationships,
hold a job, etc.
whole spectrum of their life falls apart because they're spending too
much time on their phones or gaming machines”.