Burton Kelso, Tech Expert
How Technology Is Making Our Lives Miserable
Can you imagine going about various tasks in your day-to-day life without the help of some form of technology? Technology has become so ingrained in our daily lives that most of you probably couldn't function without them. We owe a great debt of gratitude and thanks to the brilliant minds who have created the gadgets we use daily. Our tech devices are a blessing for sure, but overall it's making all of us miserable, having caused both seen and unseen effects that we are just now starting to realize on individuals, groups, and mankind as a whole. Let's talk about all of the ways technology is making our lives more challenging.
Let's face it, your tech devices are addictive. It's estimated the average American adult spends more than 11 hours a day on tech devices. It's not surprising especially since big tech companies design your devices to keep you plugged in 24/7. Think about all of these notifications that all of your apps want you to enable when you download them. It's to help you develop FOMO or Fear of Missing Out. Young minds like those from kids, tweens, and teens have an especially hard time disconnecting as their young minds have a harder time putting devices down.
Your digital device can cause Insomnia. Ever wonder why you have a hard time falling asleep after scrolling on your smartphone or tablet night after night? Well, your gadgets emit artificial blue light which causes havoc with your body's internal clock and suppresses the release of melatonin, which is the hormone that helps induce sleep. Ever wonder why melatonin is constantly flying off the shelves? If you continue to stay plugged in at bedtime, it can lead to a chronic defic