Monday, September 19, 2016

"I Used to Be a Human Being"

Am I exaggerating? A small but detailed 2015 study of young adults found that participants were using their phones five hours a day, at 85 separate times. Most of these interactions were for less than 30 seconds, but they add up. Just as revealing: The users weren’t fully aware of how addicted they were. They thought they picked up their phones half as much as they actually did. But whether they were aware of it or not, a new technology had seized control of around one-third of these young adults’ waking hours.

Writing in New York magazine, Andrew Sullivan on the effects of our daily digital bombardment.

Put down that smartphone.

[HT: Althouse]

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