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How Technology Is Negatively Affecting You - Jordan Peterson & Brett Weinstein

Updated: Aug 15, 2023

How Technology Is Negatively Affecting You

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What Makes Technology Good or Bad for Us?

How technology affects our well-being partly depends on whether it strengthens our relationships.

"Everyone’s worried about smartphones. Headlines like “Have smartphones destroyed a generation?” and “Smartphone addiction could be changing your brain” paint a bleak picture of our smartphone addiction and its long-term consequences. This isn’t a new lament—public opinion at the advent of the newspaper worried that people would forego the stimulating pleasures of early-morning conversation in favor of reading the daily. Is the story of technology really that bad? Certainly there’s some reason to worry. Smartphone use has been linked to serious issues, such as dwindling attention spans, crippling depression, and even increased incidence of brain cancer. Ultimately, though, the same concern comes up again and again: Smartphones can’t be good for us, because they’re replacing the real human connection of the good old days. Everyone’s heard how today’s teens just sit together in a room, texting, instead of actually talking to each other. But could those teenagers actually be getting something meaningful and real out of all that texting?." from the article: What Makes Technology Good or Bad for Us?

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