It’s easy to find alarmist articles fretting about how addicted to technology we are becoming. It’s true that we are increasingly reliant on technology and many of us spend exorbitant numbers of hours staring at screens. But is it fair to describe this behavior as addiction? What does it mean to be addicted to technology? If technology addiction is a real problem, will it get worse or better in the future as technology continues to improve?
- Decline of Scarcity article: Is Technology Addiction the Real Problem?
- Movie about World of Warcraft addiction: IRL
- Attention span statistics (take with salt)
- Wikipedia definition of ‘addiction’
- Werner Herzog doc about texting while driving: From One Second to the Next
- Digital Detox
- Smart Drug Smarts podcast: Nicotine: The “Most Interesting Drug in the World”?