Is tech and smart phone addiction creating new types of mental and emotional disorders?
An increasing number of stories about internet addiction and the effect of constant device use on our minds, lives and relationships. From a culture of distraction and boot-camps for addicted teens to the “electronic apocalypse”.
Recently, I finished a long, two-year stretch at a computer creating my book. Feeling the effect of such intense screen use, I took the time to observe and catalogue how it affected my mind, emotions and behaviours.
The result is this ‘charticle’. How many do you recognise?
Thanks to Cal Newport, Elisa Green, Michael Sole, Douglas Mercer, Nick van Wijk, Erk Heuler, Amanda Hernandezz, Richard Jungschlager, Samuel Hart, Graham, Alex El Sehamy and James Fisher-Martin for their submissions.