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The rise of technology addiction

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posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 11:41 AM
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The rise of technology addiction


Source Link: news.bbc.co.uk

The seemingly exponential growth of portable technology has sparked fears that people are becoming addicted or swamped by gadgets and their uses.

One major consequence of this phenomenon is that the line between work and private life is much more blurred, now that e-mail and phones provide a 24-hour link between employers and staff.

Experts believe that even the decision-making process of the average person can be adversely affected.
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[edit on 3/3/07 by Souljah]




posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 11:46 AM
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I think people are already addicted.


Internet, Cell Phones, Ipods, people can't go on without them anymore.



posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 01:24 PM
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Oh, like anyone is going to believe what brit bullcrap company a.k.a. bbc says.



posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 01:45 PM
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Originally posted by enjoies05
I think people are already addicted.


Internet, Cell Phones, Ipods, people can't go on without them anymore.


I agree. Being a survivalist I can't say I fit into that category, but I still feel the initial shock of not using an iPod and cellphone in the summer months when I no longer send too much time in civilized soceity.

I think that if people had to go without them, they would have an initial shock/breakdown, then start to recover and such. Much like any addiction, they would have that withdrawl period.

Some people though I don't think could make it without all the technology. They would be so bored as they expect to be entertained rather then entertain themselves.



posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 01:58 PM
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That is all this is.

Some people are afraid of change, and the younger generations
have changed a great deal, and because of this those in the older
generations are scared of it.


Really, if a person want's to be connected 24/7, that is there decision,
and no one can tell them otherwise.



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