The current younger generation is indulge in the need to always have something electronic in their hands a tool that connects us to the Internet, our games or to our social networks.
Technology addiction as a habitual compulsion to engage in using technology instead of addressing life’s problems. For example, a teen who instinctively pulls out her smart phone whenever her mom begins lecturing her might be addicted to technology because such a reaction is likely a coping mechanism to avoid conflict. Long-term compulsions, even those that are not physically addictive such as Internet use, can lead to psychological problems such as insomnia, irritability and depression. It"s so serious that psychologists have said that it has some of the same effects that gambling and drugs have on our brain.
Some people can be addicted to gaming, computers, internet, iPods or MP3 players and maybe even their own TV. Some examples of symptoms can be when:
You lie about the time you spend online.
You slowly start drifting further away from all contacts to reality without you even realizing it.
The time you need to spend online keeps increasing
It leads to intense withdrawal symptoms resulting in a feeling of a loss-of-self, depression and aggression. You start feeling anxious when you"re not with your cell phone or the computer.
When your modem breaks down in the middle of a conversation on Facebook, you switch to your cell phone at the speed of light.
All of these are some of many symptoms. It is evident that compulsive technology does not directly have an impact on health conditions like drinking, smoking and drugs do, it is also not possible to let go of it completely because we always need it. It is this cyclic relation of man and technology that makes it so hard to not get used to it or refrain from using it.