That would be the digital detox I am planning to attempt. I think we all should.
As a social scientist, I purchased my first computer 40 years ago. Oh the miracle. A person could type ten pages and easily edit. Rejoicing that liquid correction goo would become obsolete, I completed my first advanced degree, thrilled for the technological future.
I’ve watched the rapid advancements and pondered the effects. [My most disturbing, watching university students leave class, walking next to each other texting each other, rather than talking and reading body language, not making human connections]
We know that using technology leads to structural brain changes. Further, “Social media and mobile devices may lead to psychological and physical issues… The overuse of technology may have a more significant impact on developing children and teenagers.”
A List For Your Perusal :
depression and anxiety
decreased communication & intimacy
diminished personal & social relationships
loss of privacy
I intend to start my detox late this evening. I’ll see you on the other side, if I can actually forgo iphone, ipad, macbook, no emails, no texts, no phone, no watching youtube & amazon prime, etc.
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