Since humans originated on this planet, the smartphone has existed for less than a relative microsecond.
The smartphone is dramatically affecting our behavior to a degree and at a rate beyond any other invention in our history. It is a device with which many of us almost never lose contact.
This technology, as with nearly anything, should be utilized and impact our lives with some amount of moderation.
An article recently featured in the Guardian, reveals how tech insiders are excusing themselves from a habit of utilizing smartphone and internet technology to a degree that they felt was degrading their quality of life.
‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia
Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned himself from Snapchat, which he compares to heroin, and imposed limits on his use of Facebook. But even that wasn’t enough. In August, the 34-year-old tech executive took a more radical step to restrict his use of social media and other addictive technologies.
Rosenstein purchased a new iPhone and instructed his assistant to set up a parental-control feature to prevent him from downloading any apps.