The dark side of technology

Day-in and day-out our life is ruled by technology. We are connected with technology for our basic needs. Sitting within the confines of our home we can access everything that satisfies our needs. Just within a click of a button, we can enjoy seamless connectivity with the outside world.

But here the question is- what we are using technology for? Every aspect of our life is influenced by technology. Undoubtedly, it is a pool of sources that aids people to share, distribute and exchange information. But like all other things technology to has some unfortunate consequences.

In a study conducted at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, researchers have revealed a positive relationship between usage of technology equipment and mental health. As per the findings, overuse of mobile phones and computers are found to be associated with an increase in depression, anxiety, stress, and sleep disorders.

The study was conducted on 4,100 young adult individuals falling in the age group of 20-24. The results of the study claim that people who are engaged in the intensive use of mobile phones are at greater risk of suffering from mental health issues. The overuse of technology proves to be toxic in the longer run. It hinders the productivity and social well being of a person. It can develop sleep disturbances and depression-like symptoms in both men and women.

Additionally, the heavy use of mobile phones and computers is also responsible for causing negative effects on physical health. It can cause hearing loss, vision issues, muscle pain, and neck sprain.

Thus, it’s time to rethink and take a break. It’s time for adults to put their phones down and monitor their dependence on technology. Understanding this will help individuals develop social skills and become a little more productive.


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