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(Updated on 09/10/2013)

 

  • Are you ‘over-connected’? - Article + Audio - 10 March 2015
    "Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are?
    Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments."

    (BBC)
  • Why the modern world is bad for your brain - 18 January 2015
    "In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll.
    Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient."

    (theguardian.com)
  • Dangers of World Internet Governance
    "Internet communications spill over national borders, connecting and uniting people everywhere.
    Other countries fear that cultural fragmentation and the violation of national sovereignty will result from increased interconnection."

    (techliberation.com)
  • Web children 'living in prisons'
    "Many children are living in a "prison-like environment" surrounded by technology, the chairman of the Independent Schools Association warns...
    Recent research suggests five to 16-year-olds are spending up to six hours a day online or watching television."
    A "survey suggested the children were spending 2.7 hours a day on average watching television, 1.5 hours on the internet and 1.3 hours on games consoles."

    (BBC)
  • The rise of technology addiction (BBC)
    "The seemingly exponential growth of portable technology has sparked fears that people are becoming addicted or swamped by gadgets and their uses."