We live in a world of convenience, comfort, and safety. No more physical hardships and scourges. That is the promise of technological progress. But some people go too far and get addicted to technology. What do we know about technology addiction? How can we use technology to increase our happiness? While some people are scared of technology, others are overwhelmed by its comfort, convenience, and safety. Technology has become incorporated into our lives.
Today we can do many things with smartphones and other devices that used to be exclusive for people living in the cities. Yet, the cost is that we became dependent on technology. Some of us are prone to addiction to these devices. The more connected the world becomes, the more addicted to technology we become. But there is hope! Remember what you used to do before electricity? Find your old self again and maybe even real happiness. Technology has given us many conveniences and comforts to make our lives better. But at the same time, it comes with its downsides such as the distractions such distractions can cause. Addicted to social media? Always checking your phone? Constantly looking for the next bitcoin opportunity? It’s time you take a step back and take a break from all that to focus on yourself and your family. It’s been said that people learn from history that they do not learn from history. When some social media websites became wildly popular, some researchers predicted their end. And they were entirely accurate. However, society collectively failed to hear their warnings.
After the birth of the World Wide Web including email, forums, chat rooms, etc., what followed was more than 20 years of dramatic changes to society and the daily habits of billions of people over the course of two decades. In the pursuit of happiness, we often turn to technology. We want our lives to be effortless and comfortable, safe from all harm. Early technologists promised us a utopia of convenience, comfort, and safety. But society has never been free from scourges. Technology is a double-edged sword. One edge is education and the other – addiction. A drone that can fly into space, or a compass that can be used for finding directions even in the most unfriendly environments do exist. But a hammer that you could hit your head with till it breaks is pretty useful as well.
A big part of understanding technology addiction lies in understanding why we use different technologies and how to benefit from them. We live in a world of convenience, comfort, and safety. No more physical hardships and scourges. That is the promise of technological progress. But some people go too far and get addicted to technology. In fact, a new word has been added into our vocabulary: nomophobia- the fear of being without your mobile phone or losing it. We live in a world of convenience, comfort, and safety. No more physical hardships and scourges. That is the promise of technological progress. In fact, since electricity became a commodity available for everyone, the rules of our society have been changed. They became easier, safer, more comfortable. The emergence of technologies such as smartphones and laptop computers has not contributed to this, but rather accelerated it. Numerous studies have proven that smartphones have made us unhappy. We just use them in the wrong way… Using technology too often is not a bad thing in itself. The problem is in our attitude towards it.
Let’s take a good look at our daily routine. When we get up in the morning alarm clock will start ringing, and we will slowly move from bed to the bathroom. During this short walk, we check our phones to see if there are any new notifications or updates, but nothing. We took our smartphone with us in the bathroom too because it seems foolish not to do so. In the bathroom, we take a shower and spend some time thinking about our plans for the day. While trying to solve the world’s problems, we hear a sudden buzz that becomes a voice message or a text message on our smartphones. I can think from my own experience how a single object may be a little stick that swells into a nightmare. The telephone started as a toy, then developed into a machine that was used just to order groceries. Next, it became a tool for friends and relatives to keep in touch with each other, and now it is an instrument of terror, as described by Huxley. Even if I had switched off my iPhone for a year it would have been enough time to write this article.