This New York Times piece on our increasing addiction to gadgets and devices is definitely worth a read. Especially if you’re spending long hours staring at a small screen (or two) each day.
Yeah that includes you…what are you doing reading this? Go outside or do something interesting. Heh.
Scientists say juggling e-mail, phone calls and other incoming information can change how people think and behave. They say our ability to focus is being undermined by bursts of information. These play to a primitive impulse to respond to immediate opportunities and threats. The stimulation provokes excitement — a dopamine squirt — that researchers say can be addictive. In its absence, people feel bored.