Featured Articles

AMD sheds light on stacked DRAM APUs

AMD sheds light on stacked DRAM APUs

AMD is fast tracking stacked DRAM deployment and a new presentation leaked by the company  points to APUs with stacked DRAM,…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel has introduced seven new Haswell mobile parts and four Bay Trail SoC chips, but most of them are merely clock…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

Today we'll take a closer look at AMD's A8-7600 APU Kaveri APU, more specifically we'll examine the GPU performance you can…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 21 September 2007 11:41

Many Americans obsessed with Internet

Written by David Stellmack
Image

Technology often trumps human interaction


A survey of approximately 1,000 American adults in an online survey conducted by advertising agency JWT has produced some results that are probably predictable, but are still cause for concern. 

Internet surfing has become an obsession for many Americans, with just 20% indicating that they were able to stay away from the Internet for more than one week. What is disturbing about the survey, however, is that nearly 1/3 of the respondents indicated they have frequently passed on “live” activities with friends and even the opportunity for sexual intimacy in order to spend more time online.

The majority of respondents indicated that the Internet has become their preferred place of interaction with their friends and family and is their source of information about the world. According to the poll, almost half of the respondents felt their life was missing something when they were without Internet and cell phone access.

Perhaps it’s because Internet communications are more predictable and controllable than face to face communications; if someone offends you online you can just click them off. When you get tired of chatting with someone you can end the conversation much more quickly than if they were sitting in your living room.

Internet chat buddies are always available 24x7 due to the worldwide time zone and there is always online gaming and online chat available through that, as well. However, the decrease in human communications is also a product of the increasing numbers of hours that most white collar workers are now required to spend away from their jobs completing tasks and projects they were unable to get done during their regular working hours. 

Companies have downsized so much that many employees are now handling their own work duties plus tasks that two or three other people used to perform several years ago. And the only way to get that extra work done is to bring it home and finish it during their time away from the office; work at home becomes both a requirement and a crutch and a reason not to deal with other people.

Humans need “down” time away from electronic stimulation and humans need to communicate more effectively with each other on a more personal basis. We believe that if the human race is ever to evolve as a species we’ve got to learn how to deal with each other “live” and in person. Otherwise, what happens when the power goes out?

Read more here.

Last modified on Friday, 21 September 2007 12:20

David Stellmack

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments