~Alan M. Eddison
Gizmos or gadgets have become man's best friends.Their life depends on these gadgets.The markets are flooded with the latest gizmos and man has developed a craze to splurge on them.Gadgets have become the 'Elixir of Life',we are unable to live without them.Addiction is decreasing affection in man.It is shocking to see how machines are making us slaves .
'The most important and urgent problems of technology of today are no longer the satisfaction of the primary needs or of archetypal wishes, but the reparation of the evils and damages by the technology of yesterday'.
Usage of smart-phones,gaming consoles,laptops are causing adverse effects on both physical and mental health of a person.Obesity,guilt,loneliness,loss of self-esteem,back,neck and shoulder problems.Net addicts are unable to solve their day to day problems.The electromagnetic radiations from these gadgets causes weakening of immunity and are linked to cancer,chronic fatigue syndrome,depression,birth defects and learning disabilities.Stress,anxiety and communication disorders result due to net addiction.Nowadays gadget addiction causes'Digital Dementia'The rate of gadget addiction is alarming and before it turns into an epidemic we need to stop it.
'Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.' ~Aldous Huxley
'We are becoming the servants in thought, as in action, of the machine we have created to serve us. '~John Kenneth Galbraith
'Lo! Men have become the tools of their tools. ~Henry David Thoreau'
'The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers. ~Sydney J. Harris'
Before this takes place lets take measures to put an end to this problem---
-Don't answer e mails after work hours.
-Switch off the cell phone at night
Don't compromise on ME time.
Instead of social media use the phone to interact with people
Do not provide gadgets to children at an early age and monitor their viewing
And when digital technology takes over your life SWITCH IT OFF
Too much of anything is bad. Gadgets are very uselful provided they are used in a limit. Exccessive use causes addiction to gadgets which is difficult to get rid of. Implementing boundaries on the use of gadgets in children will helpto shape their future. We adults should be sensible enough not to get get trapped on this dependence. The sooner we gain insight into our problems, the sooner we act and regain control of our body. We cannot let gadgets control us. It's important we maintain our own control.