Technology has grown so interwoven in society — and our everyday lives — that it’s difficult to recall how things used to be.
Can you picture conducting your work without the use of any type of technology? What about exchanging information? Or are you going on a trip? Or do you want to keep yourself entertained by watching sinister 3?
Here are instances in which technology has harmed mankind.
Overuse of digital gadgets might cause vision problems.
According to studies, excessive gadget use may weary your eyes and create eye strain, resulting in symptoms such as headaches, difficulties focusing, and watery, dry, itchy, burning, stinging, or sleepy eyes. Overuse may also result in blurred or double vision, as well as increased light sensitivity.
We are also becoming more sedentary as a result of technology.
When we use electronics for long amounts of time, we often sit for long periods of time, whether it’s at offices, on sofas, or in bed.
According to the World Health Organization, a sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of various ailments and diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, and obesity.
Excessive use of technology may wreak havoc on relationships.
Relationships may be harmed by technology, especially when it changes how we interact.
One of the main concerns is that when speaking by text or email, misconceptions are far more likely to occur, according to physician Alex Lickerman in an article for Psychology Today.
We become less self-sufficient as a result of instant access to knowledge.
We now have access to a vast amount of knowledge through the internet.
While this is beneficial, there are some disadvantages. It “restricts pure creative thinking, at times,” according to entrepreneur Beth Haggerty, “since we are creating habits to Google anything to fast get a solution.”
The long-term consequences of mankind being completely reliant on search engines and web browsers for information have yet to be determined.