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Technology is Overtaking Our Daily Lives

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Taylor Davids sad she feels like younger people have a problem with technology. Taylor Davids sad she feels like younger people have a problem with technology.
Steve Rubin said people don't talk to each other anymore because of their phone. Steve Rubin said people don't talk to each other anymore because of their phone.

By: Elena Chavey, Carolina News

With every passing day, technology is slowing taking over our lives regardless of your age or gender. An article from Psychology Today about smart phone addiction says Millennials rely on it for communication and have their eyes constantly glued to it.

University of South Carolina student Taylor Davids says she always has to have it with her and be in the know.

"You know you start and then two hours later you're looking at you know your second cousin once removed profile page and you're like how did I even get here? and I mean it's a problem," Davids said.

A study conducted by Statista a site that showcases statistics from over 18,000 different studies shows Millennials rack up to 18 hours of viewing media use per day on different devices. Three and a half hours spent browsing the internet and only 30 minutes for reading.

Computer Engineer PhD student Steve Rubin says that apps and social media use a trigger that helps to make the audience addicted.

"That's actually what they describe that there should be some trigger which engages you back in to the app and that's what happens with Facebook and twitter because once pull down the time line you see something new," Rubin said.

NoMoPhobia is the rush of anxiety and fear you feel when you realize you are disconnected or out of the loop with the world. About 58 percent of smart phone users don't go one hour without checking their phones with 68 percent of those being between the ages of 18 through 34.

Symptoms of of technology addiction can be feeling anxious, constantly checking your phone, phantom cellphone vibration syndrome, or even not listening to your surroundings.

Psychologists suggest that you put your phone down for at least an hour a day so that you can get some peace.

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