Event Title

Digital Addiction: Is It Time To Log Off?

Presenter Information

Sophie Zandel, Seattle University

Publication Date

2020

Start Date

21-8-2020 10:20 AM

End Date

21-8-2020 10:45 AM

Moderator

Anastasiya Davis

Description

The digital revolution, kindled by the advent of the internet and fostered by the appearance of social media and smartphones, has redefined the habits of both individuals and society. The astonishing speed of this revolution, which has impacted nearly all business fields, has given individuals the ability to access an incredible amount of information at anytime from any place. This has revolutionized the way individuals live their lives. Aside from the positive impacts of the digital revolution, it appears that this phenomenon is taking a toll on physiological and psychological well-being. This presentation examines these psychological and physiological traits that are being linked, by emerging studies, to the newly established habits brought to society by the digital world. While mainly focusing on the characterization of these traits on individuals, it explores a few systemic problems and ethical implications tightly connected to this subject.

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Digital Addiction: Is It Time To Log Off?

The digital revolution, kindled by the advent of the internet and fostered by the appearance of social media and smartphones, has redefined the habits of both individuals and society. The astonishing speed of this revolution, which has impacted nearly all business fields, has given individuals the ability to access an incredible amount of information at anytime from any place. This has revolutionized the way individuals live their lives. Aside from the positive impacts of the digital revolution, it appears that this phenomenon is taking a toll on physiological and psychological well-being. This presentation examines these psychological and physiological traits that are being linked, by emerging studies, to the newly established habits brought to society by the digital world. While mainly focusing on the characterization of these traits on individuals, it explores a few systemic problems and ethical implications tightly connected to this subject.