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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:19 AM

Addiction to technology is ruining our lives.....



I can't say that I disagree with him...I ALWAYS have my phone...

The rule at our house is no cell phones when we are at dinner...

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Reply Addiction to technology is ruining our lives..... (Original post)
Boadicea Dec 6 OP
Troll2 Dec 6 #1
Magyar Heidinn Dec 6 #2
Troll2 Dec 6 #4
Magyar Heidinn Dec 6 #5
Squeek Dec 6 #3
akaConcernedCanuk Dec 6 #6

Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:15 AM

1. Were not addicted to technology; we're addicted to entertainment.

I worked in technology, including some that enable digital video.

The technology can be used for many things.

What we're addicted to is video entertainment, social media, multiplayer games, etc. These are deliberately designed to be as addictive as possible because the companies make money from advertising. The more eyeballs acquired and the longer time spent, the more money the online entertainment companies make.

I don't think that countries where advertising is less of a factor have the problem to the same degree. But we inherited the advertising supported media model from radio, television and cable.

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Response to Troll2 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:21 AM

2. Like being addicted to nicotine but not the cigarette.

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Response to Magyar Heidinn (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:27 PM

4. Rolling up dried plant matter in paper, setting it on fire, and inhaling the smoke has no other use

than to inhale a psychoactive drug.

However, information technology has many other worthwhile uses than to provide entertainment.

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Response to Troll2 (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:43 PM

5. Sure, however, those other uses are not addictive, or are they.

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:05 PM

3. I have an in-law

and her husband who can't seem to get their noses out of their cellphones.

The female half is forever taking photos and posting them on Facebook. She told us on Thanksgiving that she has over 156,000 photos on Facebook. Her child is only 7 years old and almost all of them are of her daughter. She hardly ever takes a photo of something or someone unless her kid is in the photo too. Some other kid's birthday party? One photo of the birthday kid and cake and the rest of her own kid.

Anyway, their noses are constantly stuck in their phones and the 7 year old is mostly left to her own devices and hardly noticed unless she's misbehaving...which she does often, to get attention.


In contrast, I keep my phone in a holder on the kitchen table at home, and mostly don't pay attention to it, to the point where people wonder if I'm still alive when I don't immediately text them back.

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 06:50 PM

6. Ya Think?



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And, . . .

soon to be seen in most cities . . . .

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