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Psychologists warn of cell phone addiction

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posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 06:17 PM
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I don't own a cell phone and never will. I refused to get one for the kids. They were told if you wanted one you had to get a job and get it yourself. They're glued to them 24/7 like zombies. If the grid ever goes down i'm afraid their heads will explode. Watching them constantly texting reminds me of the one time I walked into a casino and saw everyone sitting in front of the slot machines, staring straight ahead, fingers punching buttons.....bizzaro world.....




posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 06:32 PM
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I want to take this opportunity to thank my higher power for somehow, someway keeping me away from texting.
Oh, don't think I haven't been tempted. To be honest, I admit to writing on that digital keyboard on my iphone but I didn't press send. God only knows what stopped me from taking that last step into another diabolical aspect of this electronic compulsion to send and receive, but he/she did.

Perhaps I should build a shrine with candles, beads and shiney pieces of metal.



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 09:25 PM
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I never owned a cell phone for years, and I would never get them for my kids either. However, their dad got them cell phones so they could text him (we are divorced and live in different states) I got one so they could keep in touch once they started driving. I agree, the kids are glued to them like zombies....I almost wish the the towers would crash, it would do me a favor!

I have often thought of the other side of this...if things got bad enough to where we lost power, and cell/internet access...that would MAKE families become families again. I almost welcome that....as bad as that sounds.

I am sick of adults who have fallen into this trap. I dated a man in his 50's who text, instant messaged more than he actually had a conversation....drove me nuts! One reason why we are no longer together



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 06:57 AM
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I understand your reasoning for getting a cell phone. My hubby and I were involuntarily separated for a couple of years and he got one to keep in touch with me. As soon as he returned home he got rid of it!! He hates them as much as I do.
As for kids,i'm afraid if there was some kind of electrical grid shutdown, they would be completely lost. No phones, computers, XBox,etc. This is their world. The only thing I would miss is the computer. When I was a kid, we had none of these. We had to make our own fun. We actually picked up a book and read it. If mom wanted us, she would open up the front door and yell for us. We knew all the neighbours on our street.
Times have changed, and not necessarily for the good......



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 07:03 AM
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My iphone, is a phone, a small gaming device, an MP3 player, a small portable TV, a recording device, a camera, a radio and a midi controller. That's pretty amazing if you ask me, all in one small package.



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 12:52 PM
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There is a difference between addiction and users. It's important to emphasise it in my honest opinion.

Do we really need experts telling us we can be addicted to this and that? People can be addicted to anything, from drugs through to reading books. Wouldn't it be better to search for prevention and cures to addictive personalities instead of identification?


 
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posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 08:39 PM
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If you want to talk to God: PRAY!
If you want to meet God: Text message while driving!



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 08:41 PM
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Did we really need psychological "experts" to tell us about this addiction? It's been apparent to me and many others for some time now that technology is very addicting. It's all about self-control and willpower, neither of which a lot of people have.



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 08:57 PM
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Originally posted by Goathief
There is a difference between addiction and users. It's important to emphasise it in my honest opinion.

Do we really need experts telling us we can be addicted to this and that? People can be addicted to anything, from drugs through to reading books. Wouldn't it be better to search for prevention and cures to addictive personalities instead of identification?



There has been plenty of research into addiction and the personality disorders that are indicative of an addict.

But addictions are the type of diseases that tell you that you don't have a disease. Ultimately it's a self realization and a desire to change; even then it's very difficult to stop because the rituals have been established and man is a pattern seeking species even if they are dysfunctional.

Excuse me, I'm getting a call....



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 09:12 PM
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I'm so glad I have my two year old that constantly hides my phone. He's just saving me from addiction.



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 09:58 PM
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I don't have a cell phone. From my perspective, it seems as if the addiction is to distraction from being in the present moment. Cell phones take us out of the present moment. We don't have to be there when our minds are somewhere else. I have a different addiction....my MP3 player. I listen to interviews from internet radio and anything consciousness expanding. It's about not being in the present moment for me. I help a few people with daily tasks that they can no longer manage. It's not my job and I receive no money. I find that listening to the same tale of woe for the 20th time makes me feel like having an OBE......but with my ear buds in.....I can barely give the appropriate approvals because I'm so fascinated and alive with discovery via great listening material. I'm not a saint.....nor a sinner. I'm only human.



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 10:05 PM
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I find this symptom to be indicative of a failing society where we can no longer connect with each other. It's sterile and removed from the natural empathies of the human condition. I don't use a cell phone, hate answering my land line and have never had cable. I enjoy my computer but more than anything I enjoy the little things of life like my animals, books, a walk and having a nice evening with friends.

This type of lifestyle seems to be disappearing. We are disapearing from ourselves.
edit on 29-7-2011 by Egyptia because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 10:09 PM
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I haven't found the appeal in mobile devices besides my zune for music. I think anyone who attaches themselves to a device in such a way reveals a gaping hole in their life and/or personality and should seek to better understand themselves and their relationship with the human race (not that I don't need to myself).



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 10:54 PM
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angry birds angry birds angry birds angry birds.. Ahhhhhhhhh..........
He he ,.I welcome the tripple x solar flare



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 11:44 PM
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I was addicted to my smartphone, but It got to be to expensive so cancelled it. I still keep it connected to wifi at home since it can still do EVERYTHING it did except make phone calls (which could be done with VOIP services.) But prior to that I had it at my side constantly! It was one of the three things I made sure to have when I left the house (keys, wallet, phone.) I feel so much more free without it now. Also only having to keep track of my keys and wallet is nice too.



posted on Jul, 31 2011 @ 03:31 PM
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Originally posted by blackmetalmist
As much as i hate to admit, I am also addicted. Especially when it comes to texting. Theres times where im asleep and i think im actually texting with someone and having conversations in the middle of the night. Then i wake up and check my texts and those conversations never happened. I really need to find another place to put my phone rather than under my pillow.

Its starting to really get bad


Guilty here....

I also sleep with my phone....

and don't you just hate the feeling that overcomes you when you are away from home and the phone DIES???

Feels like you are totally helples.

I think that the human-implantation of the RFID (microchip) will be an easy sell. At first, people said they'd NEVER take the chip....but look at the technology and our deep desire to be keep up with it.

We will almost HAVE to be chipped. We hate the feeling of being 'left out' and need to be constantly updated.

Yes, I can see us BEGGING for our chip.......



posted on Jul, 31 2011 @ 03:34 PM
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We are dehumanizing......we are almost 'cyborgish'

MR ROBOTO

Listen to this.....and read the lyrics

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto Mata o hima de,
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto Himitsu wo shiri tai,

You're wondering who I am, (Secret secret, I've got a secret)
Machine or mannequin, (Secret secret, I've got a secret)
With parts made in Japan, (Secret secret, I've got a secret)
I am the modern man,

I've got a secret I've been hiding under my skin,
My heart is human, my blood is boiling, my brain IBM,
So if you see me acting strangely, don't be surprised,
I'm just a man who needed someone and somewhere to hide,
To keep me alive, just keep me alive,
Somewhere to hide to keep me alive,

I'm not a robot without emotions, I'm not what you see,
I've come to help you with your problems so we can be free,
I'm not a hero, I'm not a savior, forget what you know,
I'm just a man who's circumstances went beyond his control,
Beyond my control, We all need control,
I need control, We all need control,
[ Lyrics from: www.lyricsfreak.com... ]
I am the modern man, (Secret secret, I've got a secret)
Who hides behind a mask, (Secret secret, I've got a secret)
So no one else can see, (Secret secret, I've got a secret)
My true identity,

Domo arigato, Mr, Roboto,
Domo, Domo,
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto,
Domo, Domo,
Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto,
Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto,
Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto,
Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto,
(Thank you very much oh Mr. Roboto
For doing the jobs that nobody wants to)
Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto,
(And thank you very much oh Mr. Roboto,
For helping me escape just when I needed to)
Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto,
(Thank you thank you thank you)
Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto,
(I wanna thank you)
Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto,
(Please thank you)

The problem's plain to see,
Too much technology,
Machines to save our lives,
Machines de-humanize,

The time has come at last, (Secret secret, I've got a secret)
To throw away this mask, (Secret secret, I've got a secret)
Now everyone can see, (Secret secret, I've got a secret)
My true identity,

I'm Kilroy! Kilroy! Kilroy! Kilroy...

edit on 31-7-2011 by ButterCookie because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 31 2011 @ 03:38 PM
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when i go to dinner with my dad and brother we usually have one or two phones on the table, but we usually are talking about physics or chemistry, so the phones usually help stimulate conversation between us.

there are abolitionists, addicts, and then there are recreational users =P



posted on Jul, 31 2011 @ 03:38 PM
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Originally posted by woodwardjnr
My iphone, is a phone, a small gaming device, an MP3 player, a small portable TV, a recording device, a camera, a radio and a midi controller. That's pretty amazing if you ask me, all in one small package.


Even better the human workers making them have to sign contracts that saying they will not commit suicide.

So now you don't have to worry about that being on your conscience when using your iphone.

LoL

I swear kids of tomorrow are going to be retarded and dependent on their phones for absolutely everything



posted on Jul, 31 2011 @ 04:04 PM
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I have my cellphone charging now, as I add more minutes via my computer, so I can call Psychologists and ask them to tell me how I'd know I'm in danger (of whatever) from my cellphone.

Seriously, You People need to buck up and realize that ancient dinasour 19th century land line tele phones are going the way of the snailmail US Postal Service Pony express.




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