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  • July 6, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you for writing this article, Mike. I have myself been suspecting that our failure to limit the amount of time that we spend using technological devices has been adversely affecting our health and our lives in a more general sense. It makes sense to me that the more we use technological devices, the less time we’re going to spend interacting with people more directly, the less time we’re going to spend outdoors, and the less time we’re going to spend exercising, and it wouldn’t surprise me if these and some other factors would help to explain why high levels of technology and social media use have been found to be associated with measures of poor health (especially mental health). Even if it might be uncertain as to how poor health outcomes and increased use of technology and social media are related in a causative sense, I personally think that the evidence that you’ve presented to support a connection between poor health and high levels of technology and social media use should lead us to more seriously consider limiting the amount of time we spend using technological devices.

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