Most people are either unaware of the dangers of using mobile devices while walking, or don’t understand the seriousness and treat it like a joke. We need to educate our children on the possible hazards, before it causes serious harm.
In 1967, Timothy Leary advised youth to "turn on, tune in, and drop out." But rather than endorse drugs or withdrawal from society, Leary's words are strong medicine for today's digitally exhausted holiday partiers.
A new industry survey finds that almost 60% of work interruptions are digital, people waste over an hour a day at work, and two thirds of workers will tune out of meetings to connect digitally with someone else.
A recent article in the New York Times, entitled, "Hooked on
Gadgets, and Paying a Mental Price," talks about the stress of multitasking
and how it causes us to lose focus. This is but the latest in a series of
articles alarming readers to how distracted we have become and how multitasking
doesn't really work for most people.