Our Smartphone Addiction

It's no secret, our use of personal technology has become addiction. I'm not different than drugs. You could remember 2010 "The World Unplugged" project where 1,000 university students in ten countries on five continents were asked to leave without technology for 24 hours. The results of the study showed the depth of their addiction. Some recent announcements, however, indicate that it will be even worse.

A new research at ZACT, a smartphone company, shows a quarter of children aged two and now has a smartphone like children aged 3-5 years. As the study shows, the penetration deepens as the child grows. 39% of children 6-9 years old have a smartphone, 56% aged 10-13 years and 66% aged 14-17 years. I could understand that older children would need one, but the 25% penetration of the two-year age group is confusing. And when they get crushed they are probably subject to eternity. To take it a step further, there is a significant movement in the country to teach computer programming in elementary schools and thus strengthen the addiction. Frankly, I'd rather see students take more courses in speech and English, but I'm a 20th century creature who understands the importance of building human interaction.

Smartphone addiction is also changing our lifestyle. To show that the San Francisco Risk Capital has recently recommended that cinemas be changed to allow cinema to use their active smartphones instead of disabling them. see, "Do you want to go to Wi-Fi connected, light-on cinema?" It is a statement that tech savvy people would rather use their smartphones while performing the performance of referring to such role as faculty members, concentrating, evaluating the picture and continuing to talk to other people in the theater related to the movie, unless mention of the performance of a little work on the side. If this happens, seek movie makers to take advantage of this by offering a local-smartphone movie, such as giving emptiness about the movie, giving evidence of how the plot will evolve, or maybe allowing soldiers to guess "Who did it. "

Then the story was in" Huffington Post "where an active professor and educational investigator suggest that spelling and grammar should be emphasized as smartphones now perform this function by using" autocorrect. "One may argue that student mathematical skills have largely given rise to a plethora of available calculators. Now, the same phenomenon can take place in English, thanks to our dependability on the smartphone.

Two recent issues are interfering with these recent reports, how early children are distracted in technology and how this will affect society in the long run. The higher the technology we accept, the more we trust. Do we really need multitasking when we watch a movie? Do children really need to learn technology instead of learning language and social skills? I think the human spirit is being programmed and I'm not sure we will feel like the result.

To understand how to program, try "The World Unplugged" experiment and stop using technology for at least 24 hours. If you get an abundant feeling to check your smartphone or computer, in medical circles, this is commonly referred to as "addiction."

Source by Tim Bryce

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