Smartphone addiction: Moderation is key as new gadgets, tech enhancements develop continuously

Lalit AroraUpdated: Saturday, March 05, 2022, 08:09 AM IST
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People develop an emotional connection with their smartphones. or lest the connectivity and the services that the smartphone provides. /Representative image |

Any type of gadget nowadays can be very addictive. The folks who deny this are honestly lying because everything we need is just a tap away. People have become emotionally connected to their smartphones today. Technology and devices at the moment are imperative in our everyday lives. Now, other than making calls and sending textual content messages, smartphone customers have an instant connection to the internet, social media and community systems, email accounts, video clips, song documents, and a tremendous array of primarily based software programs apps. For better or worse, the consumption of media, such as email and TV, has exploded.

People develop an emotional connection with their smartphones. or lest the connectivity and the services that the smartphone provides. Understanding how customers end up being so dependent on their smartphones for even minute tasks, how they invest money and time in those devices and the connection they've with their gadgets is important to the manufacturers.

While there are several benefits to this technical revolution, there are some major cons to it as well, as it has created an insatiable urge for crashing into personal data. Moreover, the data is ruling the world. Also, many researchers have claimed that the usage of devices for an extended period of time can damage our environment because the radiation they emit could be very harmful.

Another factor to take into consideration is that everyone in our social circle is continuously found peering into their smartphones. It indicates how humans are addicted to their smartphones.

According to various researches, many individuals who find themselves under stress usually have a higher percentage of screentime. Looking for every minute detail of everything on the internet can result in anxiety attacks. Instead of finding out ways to resolve the issue on their smartphones, individuals should communicate well with their near and dear ones.

They say our ability to focus is being undermined by the amount of information we consume on a daily basis. In 2008, people consumed three times as much information each day as they did in 1960. Computer users at work change windows or check e-mail or other programs nearly 37 times an hour, new research shows.

As an old adage goes - technology has ruined our relationship with our close ones. As the years will pass by there will be many enhanced technologies around us, but it's up to us on how much we let it consume us.

(Lalit Arora is Co- Founder and CEO, VingaJoy)

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