We live in such a digitized world. When we wake up in the morning, we have our cell phone 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. While getting ready or even in our commute, we still try to juggle our digital lives into the scene, even when most inconvenient. We always seem to be connected to some form of technology throughout our day, whether on an ipad, laptop, or cellphone. This new change in society has brought forth a lot of technological advancement, which has enabled us to understand the world further. However, this change has unfortunately brought 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. We are in a predicament that cannot be reversed, it seems, so we would have to, unfortunately, work around it for the situation not to break us down. Protectors for screens have been manufactured for the impact on the eyes to diminish. Blue blocker glasses, ergonomic seats, mouse and keyboards have also been created to assist us with better technology usage.