Guess who is warning that we have become too addicted to computers, cell phones, and all those other devices?
I may be addicted but I don’t think it is the usual kind of screen-addiction.
I love to communicate and exchange ideas.
Before I started this blog, I would tweet about 50-80 times daily.
It wasn’t for the joy of tweeting. I never tweeted to say “I am now at the corner of Broadway and 30th street,” or “I am sitting down to dinner.”
I communicated stories I had read that I wanted to share.
Other people share with me, and that’s how I am able to write about what is happening in other cities and states and occasionally other nations.
I read Nicholas Carr’s book The Shallows. He worries that computer addiction is ruining the brains and sensibilities of all of us, especially the young.
He described a period of time–maybe it was a week–when he shut down everything and lived without the Web. It sounded idyllic.
But I noticed that he soon was right back, doing all the same things.
Where do you think this is heading? How is it affecting younger people? What does it mean for our future?