Time is money and technological devices are costing us greatly

www.reflector-online.com – RSS Results in opinion* of type article At what age did you receive your first smartphone? I am not talking about a brick that played snake or called your family members, but the one with online access. The instant nature of the internet is addicting and beneficial, so we use our digital sources to keep up to date.If you look around campus, you will notice the bulk of your peers using their phones, even while walking. Commuting dangers aside, technological comfort is so valuable that life without a charged phone seems boring and washed out.There is nothing wrong with the cybernetic relationships of digital devices, but they have permanently altered our behavior, morals and personal taste. Even with that knowledge, some would rather roll over broken glass naked than go a day without their phone. Reliance on these devices in everyone’s pocket has changed how we exist, both in human behavior and modern society.
Your fellow classmates use their phones constantly. Every day, they need to check emails, online news sources, text messages and even answer the occasional phone call. Each brief update adds to a ludicrous level of screen time that does not include computer use.We were never built to be stimulated so consistently, leaving current generations flooded with addictive dopamine.Anderson Cooper of CBS ran a segment on 60 Minutes last December tackling the impact screen time has on brain development. The full report is fascinating, but Tristan Harris, a former Google manager, gave crucial input.”Your telephone in the 1970s didn’t have a thousand engineers on the other side who were redesigning it to work with other telephones and then updating the way your telephone worked every day to be more and more persuasive,” Harris explained.Knowing the masses find trending media valuable can be confusing. Taste is shaped by exposure and personal belief, yet a diet of crap leads to …

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