Technology has been around since the dawn of time. Not just tablets, phones, computers or television, but any device that has helped to facilitate the processes of daily life. A rock to bash things with, a stick to stir things with, a knife to kill or cut with, or even the wheel! But for most people, the term "technology" is associated with the recent wealth of digital media and cyber tools that have now proliferated across the planet into all corners of the world, and more specifically, the Internet and social media.
“The Internet has radically changed nearly every level of human experience in an incredibly short amount of time,” says Lee Siegel, author of Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob.
Over the past few decades, the rapid influx of personal cell phones into our daily lives has prompted a debate over their safety which runs on and on. There is barely a single person in the developed world who does not carry a mobile phone; in fact, the number of mobile devices is set to exceed the world’s population this year, according to a recent report from Silicon India. The report cites a recent study by International Telecommunications Union which predicts that, by the end of this year, the total of cell phone accounts worldwide will rise to 7.3 billion, greater than the global population of 7 billion.
Not because of any radiation that might be emanating from it, but because texting–instead of meeting with friends face to face–is associated with a greater risk of heart disease.
Neuroscientists have found evidence that experiences leave imprints–not only in our brains, but on our HEARTS. They’ve learned that people who practice what’s known as "lovingkindness" are less likely to have a heart attack.