Unlike an iPhone Screen, the Future is Not Bright If Internet Addiction Continues 8/31/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle

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Well recently I discussed smartphone addiction and now there is a story about internet addiction that is sweeping the nation. Of course, the two are connected. CNBC reports that a study on internet addiction by The National Institutes of Health will kick off this week to try and determine the best form of treatment for internet addiction, focusing on online gaming. The ultimate goal for the study is to determine if online gaming/internet addiction should be listed as a mental health disorder in the United States.

There is no doubt that people are addicted to the internet and it’s not just gaming. Some are addicted to porn, others social media, and the list could go on and on. And there is no doubt that eventually this will be added to the list of addictions that insurance will have to cover, which once again will make costs go up, but this is only gonna grow and in the future we’re gonna have even more addictions as tech grows, causing more mental health issues and causing more harm to our society and culture as Americans sit all day in front of the computer becoming lazy, overweight, and losing focus of what’s really important in life which is family, friends and faith. Before it’s over we’re gonna have an entire generation that doesn’t know how to even have a conversation with others unless it’s via a screen and that is really gonna cause problems. Unlike the iPhone scre en, the future is not bright if this keeps up.

I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.

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https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/29/us-addresses-internet-addiction-with-funded-research.html

 

Posted on August 30, 2017 .