Technology is moving up at a fast pace and it’s having no indication of slowing down. Through the various industries , technology has helped workforce work smarter. Not only are we working smarter as a global workforce, but we’re communicating more efficiently and we’re becoming more productive in our work. Technology has become an effecting factor in our everyday lives. People simply cannot remain without it. Today, it’s a rarity for someone to leave the house without their mobile phone. And if they did, you would see them quickly scurry home to collect it.
New-age technology has enabled us to communicate with people thousands of miles away through the simple click of a button. Who would have thought 30 years ago that we’d advance at the rate we have?
The average adult now spends over 20 hours online a week. People spend twice as much time online as they did 10 years ago. This change in behaviour is mainly down to the increase in people using tablets and smartphones. Some teens manage to spend up to 9 hours a day online.
What Effect Is New Technology Having On Our Brains?
There are two sides to every story and with new technology, there’s the good and the bad. Technology has eroded the social skills of many teenagers due to the influx of smartphones and tablets. Attention spans within teenagers are declining according to a study made by the University of Michigan. The study found a 40% decline among students in every definition of empathy among college students. This was compared with their counterparts 20 years previous, with the biggest decline coming after the year 2000. Leon Watson of The Telegraph went as far as to say that “even a goldfish can hold a thought longer”.