Computers have been around for many years and have helped our society grow and communicate with each other from long distance. According to Claudia Miclaus from “The Harmful Influence of the Computer,” computers are commonly used everywhere such as in school, at home, businesses and so on (Miclaus 1). Though the computer is very helpful to our society, computers can actually cause mental and physical health problems as well as social disorders. Most people that use a computer often are in danger of risky serious mental and physical health. Computers can cause major mental health problems such as anxiety. Miclaus states that most people that often use computers often have anxiety, low energy, emotional instability, and lack of work efficiency (2). Emotional conflict can lead to affecting a person’s daily life and the people he or she interacts with. Most people that suffer from anxiety, depression, or loneliness often go to the computer to forget their problems they may be facing in their lives. Joanna Saisan, M.S.W., Melinda Smith, M.A., Lawrence Robinson, and Jeanne Segal Ph.D. from “Internet and Computer Addiction” quotes, “…too much time online can make things worse” (Saisan M.S.W. et al. 2). Most people that over use computers often have difficultly controlling their emotions. Computers can also lead to physical health problems such as strains on muscles and the risk of obesity. Tina Sieber from “5 Reasons Working With Computers Is Bad For You & How to Stay Healthy,”
Computers make it easy for information to get around more rapidly just as cell phones do. Emails can be sent two hundreds of people within a matter of minutes; however, this can be harmful if an individual uses it to do harm rather than good. It can be open to virus, hackers, malware, etc. This can create an environment for unauthorized users to hack into a computer and see confidential information. This is when face-to face communication is still important and better than technology. Computers limit the authentication of a person’s response; it makes t difficult to know who they are talking to, which can raise the risk of security and safety.
The physical consequences are: painful wrists, fingers, back and neck. There is also a narrowing of the blood vessels in the eyes and aggressive behaviors may also be exhibited due to lack of helpful interactions with parents, siblings, and friends. Adults also need limited screen time. It is estimated that adults spend nearly ten hours daily with some form of digital media. There is not much time left for hobbies or other activities if the time after work is spent on a smartphone or watching television.
In these days, people get addicted to the technology around that we are not even realize. Although technology is very useful to us, it has more disadvantages than we think. Almost everybody in this world think that technology make life more convenient. It is true!!! But very few realize how technology is going to affect our lives. Technology affects us negatively by decreasing the ability of our brain, consuming more time, and decreasing the life skill ability.
In this world of growing technological dependence we are losing the ability to socialize without the interruptions of technology. Physiological changes, addiction, and saturation of information are just a few of the negative effects that technology can cause to anyone who has used it. Technology is, without a doubt, detrimental if it is not used in moderation.
People, who used internet too much, tend to have migraines, and later on, affect the brain. When people are hook in the internet for long hours, and start having migraines, it might be a sign that they are overusing internet. Unfortunately, some people do not take this seriously, do not stop, and keep using technology in a way that they know they should not. Having migraines can be a primary physical symptom to something else. In the same article, Step Away from the Screen: Studies suggest too much technology might actually damage the brain” by Paul Rogers, “Multiple studies have shown… that is, the shrinkage or loss or brain tissue volume — due to Internet or gaming addiction. In 2011, a Chinese study found shrinkage in certain areas of the cerebral cortex of university students who had been classified as Internet addicts (playing online games for an average of 8 to 13 hours a day for at least six days per week. That gray matter atrophy worsened with longer durations of Internet addiction” (1). Do it, of too much internet use, society might face greater physical health problems. By using too much internet can affect several parts of the brain. People know that using too much internet or playing videos games have negative consequences; despite knowing this, they still play video games for long period of time. Loss of brain tissue is something
Technology as a tool plays a significant role in people's lives and provides users with convenient services. For instance, the Internet supports people to search information immediately, vehicles sustain people to go everywhere, and computers improve people’s ability to record, analyze, and calculate information. Using technology helps people save a large amount of time during the process of activities. However, people are too close to technology, which means people are dependent on technology. A few people who use technology losing control harm themselves. Therefore, what is the worst effect of using technology? The worst effect is technology dependence, which is shown by addiction, distraction, and thinking lightly.
“Computers have had an unbelievably positive impact on society. Due to the advancement of computers, space exploration took place, vehicles were designed differently, the entertainment world became more entertaining, and medical science made more cures for diseases. The computers impacted society in many ways. Life became instantaneously easier. Some people say that computers are taking away manpower, and that may be true, but computers did make the impossible possible. Business uses computers for keeping track of accounts, money, and inventory. Another area the computer impacted is the entertainment world. Computers made it possible to enhance graphics and special effects. Education has transformed due to current day usage of the computer in the classroom. Computers help students in any way they need, including researching, typing, and searching. Teachers use computers as well. They use computers to keep track of grades, type out instruction for their students, engage students in the classroom, and stay in contact with parents and co-workers. The advancement of the computer has affected the medical profession as well. According to educator and author, Edwin Dolan,” calculations necessary to medical research are being done by computers at astonishing rates of speed, a procedure that is increasing the likelihood of finding cures for serious illness.” Computers are used to help perform surgeries, come up with new medications, keep track of patients, and
This allows people’s addiction to technology to worsen because they have unlimited access at all times. This is also takes away from valuable time doing activities that are productive and more beneficial to the brain. There were even some people who stayed at the stores all night, this is not good for the body because the body needs sleep. It is also not good to be behind a screen for such a long period of time. The game craze has gotten out of hand according to professionals, there have even been people who had died in a gaming cube due to lack of food and water for over fifty hours. I think that is a major issue because it is causing people to put themselves in harm, whether they realize it or not. I strongly believe that the excessive use of technology is an addiction and people do need help, even if it does not seem like a serious addiction, such as alcoholism. Health complications such as eye strain and hearing problems also occur due to excessive use of technology. I know for a fact that is can happen because I use to have normal eyesight until high school. Using screens became part of my everyday life and now I have to wear
My first reason why multitasking has negative effects,is because multitasking can make you less productive.However Micheal Robb,a director of parental advocacy group common sense media says,”Many people think Multitasking
As a technology enthusiast, my life has revolved around using and making technology better. When I’m not studying for a class on my computer, I’m programming or watching Youtube videos on that same computer. In my years of this technology-centered lifestyle, I’ve received constant criticism for my excessive use of technology. Ever since I got my first Nintendo console, I have always turned a blind eye to these warnings which, at the time, felt ridiculously stereotyped. Consumer electronics like PC’s, tablets, gaming consoles, and phones are relatively new to the market. We have only had such devices for the past 50 years. This narrow frame of time
People who multitasking frequently use their senses when a specific task. Most of them that does multitasking the most were more successful at spotting the target than other. The harmful effect of multitasking is that multitasking lowers I.Q level, lowers E.Q level, and damage the brain cells.
Some people may say that the world does not rely too much on computers. I do agree that computers have done some wonderful things. They make it to where deployed soldiers can see their children and wives from anywhere as long as they have a web cam, advanced computer-based systems are used to examine delicate organs of the body. Some of the complex surgeries can be performed with the aid of computers, but I feel that the bad outweighs the good. People that don’t agree with me don’t think about the children that spend so much time on the computer that their grades start dropping at school, the children that fall prey to pedophiles, or the children that commit suicide over cyber bullying. Those people don’t think about the people that get their identity stolen right out from underneath them.
In a study by the American Psychological Association, it has been reported that the more people use the Internet, the less they kept up with friends, the less time they spent talking with their family’s, the more daily stress they experience, and the more feelings loneliness and depression they felt (source B Affonso).
Health problems caused by technology have turned into a big problem, especially among teenagers. People, especially teens, pay a high price for relying on social media, video games, and TV, especially when it comes to sleep. The internet has become an addiction, we need it like we need air to breathe. This addiction seems to be the cause of several serious health problems such as sleep deprivation, vision problems, obesity, etc. Addiction to technology has also made people lazy. Instead of going outside, playing sports and running around, they would rather stare at a screen, inside and the only exercise they get is sitting up in their chair and walking to the fridge for food. Even though the implementation of robots has reduced the risk to human life because they can perform some risky jobs instead of humans, robots themselves can create risky
Over the years, there has been a large increase in the use of computers as the world is evolving. In my study, the objective is to emphasize on the health effects of computer use in working environments and domestic homes. The speed and effectiveness of computers has made a good number organization and businesses depend on the equipment. When the computer was first introduced it was mostly used by adults. In the present day, there have been an increasing number of children using the computer for leisure and education purpose. There have been fears of the use of computer for long periods of time which may cause severe health problems to an individual. The level of discomfort it causes as