Monday, April 2, 2018

Technology's Impacts on Our Brains

I just engaged in a recent article which relayed some shocking information on the impact our mobile engagements are having with us physiologically; most importantly, with our brains:

New studies are showing how we relate to apps, smartphones are keeping us in a constant state of stress that can have some serious consequences on our social lives, anxiety levels, mental health and general well-being. In teens, there are far greater risk factors.

The problem is here then the use of technology at the intersection of our brain. One way to put the problem is, mobile devices and apps are easily adjustable. Our Brains are not. Currently, the monetization of Tech is putting profits ahead of our well-being.

As we're continuing to learn, Facebook, Google, and others are gaming us.  As our dependency on them increases, so will their algorithms.

We don't know the long-term effects of this, but, unfortunately for all of us, we're going to find out.   

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