We live in a culture and climate of constant distractions.
This is how our children’s brains, and beings, are being wired.
As well as how adults are being rewired.
What are the implications?
Children under a certain age, no no different. This is the only way they have ever known.
Balance is more important now more than ever in this age of technology and constant information input. A time when it just takes a click to reach out to the world.
I am very concerned that this climate of technology, and all that it encompasses, is a large contributor to the explosion of diagnoses being handed out to our children.
Through today’s technology people are provided with instant gratification. They are easily conditioned to desire near constant entertainment, as well as the desire to always be connected- to a device and to other people through technological means. The conditioning to always be checking for something new, a new text, that next e-mail, a post, a story, an update, the newest model, etc…. What is often missing is the subtle body language of another person, and the absence of the use of senses, such as touch, or even smell. These things give us a lot of information, and are a large part of what it means to interact socially as humans. I realize, now there are new ways to interact, but I’m afraid there may be a cost due to what seems to be an imbalance.
Technology is not an evil entity, it is just grossly overused by the masses. I am attempting to explore the possible social and psychological ramifications.
I would love to start a discussion on the topic. What do you think about technology -how the daily magnitude of usage is affecting our species, especially the younger generation?
Copyright Suzanne Norton 2015
I am not immune to the lure of technology, blogging is one of my passions. It has allowed me to connect with people all over the world and I love that. I have also recently joined an online dating service which I will extract myself from soon due to some of the reasons mentioned above (and to the fact it is not reliable). So I am definitely not trying to paint the picture as black and white. It’s very grey! That’s all for now, I have to go check my e-mail! Ha ha! Please chime in! : )