technology addiction

Imagine how society initially reacted to the introduction of the motor car, or the TV set. These things are now fully, and warmly, embraced like a family member and regarded as the social norm.....but what about the impact of technology on human emotions?
Technology is changing our lives and the fear of missing out (FOMO) is greater than ever and instant gratification has become the rule by which we live.
The world around is changing and I can't wait to see what the future brings. But does that mean it has to be at the expense of social interaction? The laughter heard between friends? Or the touch of a loved ones skin? You can be anyone online but in real-life you have no option but to be you.
In Estonia, there is a very present question of whether the post-occupation investment in new technologies is now starting to create difficulties. This is possibly a question that will recur in other fast-growth countries planning for a substantial digital future.
I'm not saying you have to engage with your kid all the time. That would be exhausting and bit mad. But what else could you think about if you weren't uploading another photo of them getting on the slide? Or telling your friend via text how much sand you've got in your shoes right now?
As an adult and a parent I think it's time we start to model the behaviours that we want our young generation to follow. I'm just as guilty of obsessively checking my devices from time to time but one of my resolutions - and one that we have agreed on as a family - is to bring more consciousness into our use of technology.
As a 22-year-old, I'm part of a generation that's grown up with technology - I got my first mobile phone when I was 11 years
For our Digital Detox month, HuffPost UK Lifestyle are looking into the benefits of switching off our devices and re-connecting
Sorry parents, but if you're telling your children to turn off the TV or put down their mobile phone, you're more than likely
From testing your eyesight and telling you whether you’re over the limit before you get behind the wheel to faking an incoming