How we’re creating a generation of never-alone, always-connected, often-sedentary consumers

The ubiquity of technology has changed the traditional conventions and scripts for modern lifestyles. In a world where the average person consumers 417 minutes (almost seven hours) of screen time per day and where 80 percent of smartphone owners check their phones within 15 minutes of getting up, it is necessary to stop and think how this is changing how we relate to our friends, coworkers, and ourselves.

Some critics say technology makes people less “human.”

Technology, especially when it becomes addictive, makes it harder to connect with ourselves, our wisdom, and our ability to wonder and to give. Our hyperconnectedness is the snake lurking in our digital Garden of Eden.

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