Technology Addiction Essay

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Technological Device Addiction Technology has become a great benefit to us but many people have taken it too far. According to researcher and surveys taken all over the world shows that a large number of people may have become addicted to their technological devices and are not able to make it through a day without their cell phones or other technological devices. Many have concerns that people would rather use these devices than to have a face to face conversation. The addictions of technological devices are on the rise. Although these devices were meant to make our lives easier there have been many problems to arise ranging from health risk, relationship problems, classroom, church, and work interferences. Statistics show that cell…show more content…
A large number of people no longer own a house phone. People have traded in their house phone for a cell phone and wireless internet. Many people communicate through My Space, Face Book or Twitter. According to the wireless industry association CTIA the growth of cell phone subscriptions are on the rise. (News week health, 2007) Cell phone subscriptions rose from 34 million to 225 million in 2 years. There has been research that shows that long term wireless use may be associated with health risk. Sitting in front of a computer for too many hours can be a health hazard with can lead to weight gain which causes cardiovascular disease and diabetics. A person shouldn’t talk on their phone continuously for more than one hour a day. Cell phones health risks are greater if someone used a cell phone have continuous excessive use more than 10 years. Risk involves minor ear warming, ringing in the ears or effects as severe as brain tumors. Newsweek reports that radiation is produced when cell phones communicate with the towers. Wireless phones transmit via radio frequency (RF), a low-frequency from of radiation is also used in microwave ovens and AM/FM radios. While high-frequency radiation (the kind used in X-rays) is known to cause cancer at high doses, the risks of this milder from remain unclear. A cell phone’s main source of RF is its antenna from which it sends a
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