Technology is a wonderful thing giving us almost instant access to the world's information. It makes our life easier, and enables us to stay in touch with distant friends and family. But it's not all great. From big stuff like cancer to small stuff like being distracted texting, technology is killing us slowly every day.
Texting while driving or walking is a killer
People hate talking to people on the phone, so they've taken to texting. The problem with texting You need to have your eye on your phone to make sure you get the message right. Fine when you're sitting still, a disaster when you're driving. From 2001 to 2007, 16,000 people died from texting while driving. Even out of the car, texting is a disaster. Emergency rooms were seeing over 1,000 visitors who were getting into accidents because they were distracted trying to walk and text.
We sit around using computers at work
Sitting all day long is terrible for you. It makes you fat and weak, and can actually increase the odds of you dying sooner than later. So, what's that got to do with technology? Well, thanks to technology we're sitting at work more and more using computers to get our jobs done.
Cell phones are probably giving us cancer
This is one that remains inconclusive and divisive. Researchers haven't found a definitive link between cancer and cell phones, yet there is a body of evidence linking the two. If you have a cell phone constantly glued to your ear, there is at least some reason to be worried about a tumor forming. Just use a headset to play it safe.
Facebook is fueling divorce, which can lead to depression
Facebook is actually leading to divorce for married couples. Spouses can get jealous when they look at who is friends with who, or if they see flirtatious messages being sent. It drives a wedge in the marriage, which can end in divorce. Divorce can lead to depression, which can lead to suicide.
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