We live in such a digitized world. When we wake up in the morning, we have our cell phones right next to our bed, and the first thing we do is turn on our devices to see who contacted us; how many missed calls or messages did we receive?
Did anyone respond to our Facebook or Instagram messages? How many likes or views did I receive on that recent post? We seem to believe that our self-worth is based on the “likes” or “views” received from the public. We always seem to be connected to some form of technology throughout our day, whether on an ipad, laptop, or cellphone. While getting ready or even on our commute, we still try to juggle our digital lives into the scene, even when most inconvenient. This new change in society has brought forth a lot of technological advancement, enabling us to understand the world further. However, this change has unfortunately brought us to an age of disconnection and coldness as we are no longer interacting with each other physically but instead technologically.
The screen time estimation of an adult is currently set to approximately nine hours a day! That is extremely excessive and should not be a situation that we accept. Considering the number of times we find ourselves sitting behind the desk whiles working, playing, or chatting, we can thus observe that the stated number of hours is accurate. It seems that we are in a predicament that cannot be reversed, so we would have to work around it for the situation not to break us down. Screen protectors have been manufactured to diminish the impact on the eyes. Blue blocker glasses, ergonomic seats, mice, and keyboards have also been created to assist us with better technology usage.