We’re using smartphones and other mobile devices more than ever before, and there is no shortage of evidence. Even anecdotally, just take a look at any place where people have to wait: stop lights, bus stops, checkout lines, restaurants, and parks. There’s no sign that this trend is reversing, either—despite the fact that high levels of screen time have been shown to have substantial negative effects.
- The mere presence of your smartphone is reducing your cognitive capacity.
- Over-dependence on smartphones leads to user stress and is correlated to psychological traits including loss of control, social interaction anxiety, and materialism.
- There’s a strong link between the amount of time teens spend looking at screens and how sad they feel.
Along with that, who knows what issues we’ll see surface [Read more…]