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With brightly coloured screens, feeds that scroll on endlessly and videos that autoplay, digital devices and apps are designed to keep us hooked.

Now, some of the people responsible for creating those very apps and devices are raising concerns over their addictiveness, asking if the tools they’ve created could be a little too engaging.

Beyond the social ramifications of overusing devices, there’s growing concern that smartphone use and too much screen time can damage our physical and mental health.

 

Source: CBC Technology News

Date: April 27th, 2018

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/cellphones-ramona-pringle-addiction-1.4637316

Discussion

1) “Do you feel ill-at-ease or uncomfortable when you accidentally leave your smartphone in the car or at home, have no service or have a broken phone?”   Why is this?

2) What could you do as a director or manager of technology at a company to make sure your employees are not addicted to their tech?

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