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Addiction to Modern Day Gadgets And Technology -- The bad side of it

Updated on August 2, 2013
Gadgets and Gadgets everywhere
Gadgets and Gadgets everywhere
Early age addiction to gadgets
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Modern day gadgets

How many of you are fed up with your son or daughter playing video games or watching television the whole day?. It's a common problem in each and every household.

Nowadays,Children are getting so addicted to these modern day gadgets that they tend to forget they have a life!!! People are becoming lazier day by day in performing everyday task, its due to human intelligence up to some extent as per my opinion.You must be wondering why did i bring human intelligence into the picture.

A fact is that as human intelligence has evolved, so were our gadgets and the internet. Due to the vast availability of smart phones, laptops and computers, the number of devices connected to the internet was higher than the number of people on earth.

You will be surprised to read that 40% of people socialize on internet rather than face-to-face conversations.

God gifted us with brains to think and make decisions to live a healthy life, but without even knowing we are living an unhealthy life.

Our school is 10 minutes away by walk from our home, but we take a transport. We spend our weekends at home in front of these gadgets while we should be out under the blue sky allowing the sunlight allowing our body to enrich our body. We watch television for hours and give an excuse of getting bored. Children spend hours and hours in front of laptops playing video games and social networking. The point here is that you should enjoy your life using these modern day gadgets and inventions but not at the cost of your health.

There can be a debate on the point that the parents are the ones that initially handover phones and other gadgets to their kids. Gadgets are better if used moderately, this needs to be understood by parents and should avoid addicting their children/child to gadgets.

Modern day Slavery to Modern day gadgets

It would not be wrong for me to say that "Man has become slaves to the modern day gadgets "

Quote for the day

"All these gadgets, the phone and the computer, they expose the inside of your brain in a way that's bad."
-Michael condry

Once on the way to home from office i read an article that was shocking. The article was about a teenager boy from china who sold his "kidney" just to buy an iPhone for himself. Really shocking isn't it. Please people understand this, nothing is beyond healthy life. After all, Health is wealth.

I am a survey programmer at an MNC, i work for 9 hours a day in the office then come home and work for another 2 to 3 hours on blogs and website development. At the age of 24 i am starting to have a back problem which is not a good sign for my health in the future days if it continues in the same way. And i think i need glasses too !!!

Tip of the day

When your work requires you to sit for numerous hours then you should ensure that you exercise for few minutes in every half an hour.


Addiction to gadgets affects our relationship

Do you remember the days when you were a child and before going to bed you used to have a conversation with your mom:

You:“Mummy, I am bored.”

Mom:“Why don’t you help me clear up after dinner and then we can all sit down in front of the fire and play a board game.”

You:“Can I choose which game? And will daddy play too?”

“Yes to both questions. Then one of us will read you a bedtime story and tuck you up.”

You :“But both of you need to say goodnight.”

Mom: “Don’t worry darling, we will.”

Nowadays, we don't get to see this type of conversations anymore.

Mom:"Dinner is ready"

You: "Not now mom"

Mom:"It's dinner time, all are waiting for you at the dining table"

You:"I am busy,tell everyone not to wait for me. And mom please don't disturb me again"

When we are busy into our gadgets we don't want anyone around us. We get angry when we get disturbed even by our dear ones. We are always into our own world, not talk properly to anyone.

Additional drawbacks

Additional drawbacks of addiction to modern day gadgets are:

  • We are so busy into our gadgets even when we are outside travelling. I saw so many people busy listening to songs and talking on phones even while crossing roads and railway tracks. These have been the causes for many severe accidents.
  • Children become aggressive when they watch action movies or play games involving violence.
  • Children confront their parents and elders when restricted or stopped from watching their favourite TV program.
  • Studies are affected.


Addiction to modern day gadgets is seriously a big issue that needs to be addressed. Gadgets and technology are boon to us, but it should be used moderately by our younger generation or else the day is not far when we will only interact with each other using technology and gadgets.

I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of IDIOTS.

Was Einstein right??

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      mitunjay nimisha 12 months ago

      nice but it is too long

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      aeraaf 2 years ago from India

      @sami ullah : i do accept bad comments unless they do not cross the line with vulgarity,abusive language and irrelevant comment.

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      sami ullah rocky ah.... 2 years ago

      very good,i needed this for debate.And i loved it .Ur the best i will surely follow u.But y dont u accept bad comments?

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      Bosdi 2 years ago

      dont act over i hate ganghiji he is the worst ever prime minister.aeereef r u frm bangladesh?.This is a good article about games and back pain.use vix for back pain and dont go tooooo personel ok...!!!!!!!!dont try to flourt a girl.Understand.Come on all lets ay a big NO TO BACK PAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Harsha 2 years ago

      ur right today's generation has made us all dull,einstien is ver good but not as good as nichola tesla.Can u pls right an article about nichola teasla?

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      manisha 2 years ago

      you bloody stupids

      you are totally mad

      these gadegts are very usefull for me and you are saying these gadgets are harmful for us

      bloody baster

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      sss 3 years ago

      good one...

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      yasmeen 3 years ago

      This is true modern gadgets actually they affect us very much

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      A.B.E #9 3 years ago

      i highly agree your helpful comments about on modern gadgets that very controversial this generation of ours.....we should find ways to address this issues in order to avoid being controlled our lives by gadgets.....we can avoid as we willing to help our brethren...

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      khushnuma glory 3 years ago

      the world has already become idiot cause people never use their brains.

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      khushnuma glory 3 years ago

      people r mad over gadgets people hav become fools.and never think beyond their smart phones

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      Chellesh de' Aeron 4 years ago

      i think ,, this is good to give the teenagers .. they are always with modern gadgets ,, we can stop them with this .. so , that can make us happy ..

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      aeraaf 4 years ago from India

      @sam: Liked the page, its pretty interesting in a funny way!

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      aeraaf 4 years ago from India

      Thank you so much people for your comments!

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      Sam 4 years ago

      This is a social movement against gadget addiction is being soft launched right now. An interesting Facebook page named "take back our lives" has been started by a New York based ad man and his friends. The FB page aims to be fun and humorous and not be preachy.

      Please check this FB page . Feel free to "like" the page, "share" the page and bring in as many friends as you wd like. Contribute to the page by sharing your experience/ideas/suggestions/photos/videos.

      The main launch to be rolled out soon will involve mobile apps, events, rewards and whatever it takes to make this into a truly global movement.

      We should collectively create awareness and change in behavior.

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      ria raj 4 years ago

      i love this site. its true we should use the gadgets limitedly. we should be serious about our life and health. i request to all parents that don't spoil your child by giving iphone, computer, laptop,etc

      "people ha"ve become lazy to hardwork"

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      aman 4 years ago

      this article save me


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      messi 4 years ago

      this has a lot of information I can use it for my speech competition

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      aeraaf 4 years ago from India

      Thanks sunayana for your answer !!!! You are right

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      Sunayana Rao 4 years ago





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      aeraaf 4 years ago from India

      Thanks Mehdi for your view and comment!!

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      Mehdi 4 years ago

      good article!!!

      we should use gadgets as per our requirements rather than getting addicted to it.

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      aeraaf 4 years ago from India

      Thanks colleen . Appreciated!!!

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      Colleen McLain 4 years ago from Naples Florida

      This is great insite. I have to note that it's not just kids, going to singles bars these days everyone is so into their own devices they are failing to actually meet each other, which supposedly is the reason they are there.

      Nice job, looking forward to more.


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