Wind the clock back, technologically speaking, 50 years. Now then, what do you see? If you’re anything like me you’ll see a world which is very curious about technology. A world which would consider technology being at the centre of everything well…just a little bit weird. I said, curious, not obsessed. But look at our modern civilisation in the present day – from London to Egypt and everywhere in-between – and you see a very different picture. Mobile phones have taken over our lives. To the extent where many people feel the need to be connected to the internet at virtually all times.
Where as, back in the day, breakfast was the first thing which was on peoples’minds, nowadays it’s not survival, it’s email. But surely we shouldn’t be concerned about this widespread fascination with technology, right? Wrong. According to a recent article in the Huffington Post, this fascination is quietly turning into an addiction right beneath our noses. The result is dangerous, say some psychologists. And it could be that the next generation has no choice but to be dangerously addicted.