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Addiction to Technological Tools

By Lalvarado Mar 12, 2014 754 Words

The Addiction to Technological Tools.

Nowadays the technology is a part of our lives; the technology always has been in here, but it becomes an obsession and a kind of illness. This obsession is winning a little bit more, time to time. The tech-obsessed consumers are becoming isolated people that can change our world to a kind of zombie-tech world, in which everybody is talking and messaging with their devices and do not pay attention to the real persons that are next to them. The saddest problem is that this obsession is captivating the younger people more than the elder people and this can cause serious problems now and in the future. “Technology has the remarkable ability to be a great tool for taking more control of our lives as well as the ability to control us” (Daniels, 2013). Recently the ones that are managing the technology are the youngest people; they think that they are completely cool because they have the latest device that came out in the market. They think that in the society they have to be the coolest one and they use the technology to reach that objective. When people go out with their friends, they do not share with their friends or partners “My most recent one doesn't involve guilt trips, family squabbles or eccentric relatives. It's about getting stuck at the far end of a restaurant dinner table with an extended family member who spent the entire meal on her smart phone” (CNN, 2013), they are only stick to their mobiles and they are constantly answering messages and checking their social networks in order to be the most famous on the social networks, they do not even talk with their friends, in the reality they are hanging out with their mobiles instead of their friends. “People say that they feel naked without their phones” (Krisner, 2013). A good thing about technology is that it can help us to have communication with people that live in other countries and it helps us to socialize and be cultural. “There’s the Skype ad showing how Paige and Sarah bonded over the platform, becoming best friends without ever having met. Paige and Sarah are not alone” (Daniels, 2013). It can help us to be part of the world but at the same time they are making us be apart from the real life and people. Nowadays, we can name this situation as a technology disorder that is eating the brain’s ability to socialize and also it is generating stress, sleeplessness, and compulsive behavior because people are only focused on the smart phones, they stay all the night trying to search things and talking with their friends and they do not sleep so at the morning they are tired, the researchers say that the light of the mobile devices affects the eye too and it becomes in a distraction during the night and it also affects the sleeping time. (Daniels, 2013) Another thing that it is happening is that people have a relationship with their phones. People are dating in their phones instead of their boyfriends or girlfriends, the politicians are talking with their phones during political sessions and people go to the bathroom and they still talk with people by the phone. "My BlackBerry runs my life, Hoffman says. She's got a 24/7 technology habit, even checking messages from the bathroom” (Soon, 1999). We have to do something because it is affecting our life (Schrecker, 2014). The technology is affecting our life, it is an important tool but if we use in a bad way also the technology can be a weapon that is murdering our social skills little by little without mercy, it’s important to apart a little bit our phones and let our brain breath a little bit because if we do that our health is going to help us.  “When your digital devices are taking up too much of your life, you know it’s time to switch it off and enjoy life unplugged” (Singying, 2008) Works Cited

CNN. (13 de December de 2013). Recuperado el 11 de February de 2014, de http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/health/tech-addiction-stress/ Daniels, T. (2013, November 19). TNW. Retrieved February 11, 2014, from http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2013/11/19/technology-wants-slave-much-power-tech-obsession/#!vHu0g Krisner, C. (2013, September 30). MNN. Retrieved February 11, 2014, from http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/gadgets-electronics/stories/7-signs-we-are-too-dependent-on-technology Schrecker, A. (2014, January 14). Huff Post Tech. Retrieved February 11, 2014, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/14/signs-relationship-smartphone_n_4576946.html Singying, L. (2008). Honkiat.com. Retrieved February 11, 2014, from http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/tech-addiction/ Soon, J. (1999). WebMD. Retrieved February 11, 2014, from http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/features/when-technology-addiction-takes-over-your-life

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