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Technology Addiction

             Technology permeates every aspect of our lives; we are surrounded by it. Telephones, televisions, cell phones, beepers, and the internet, have all contributed to making our lives a little bit easier, a little more convenient, and a little bit more enjoyable. Or have they? Could these and other technologies, actually be harmful to some people, in ways not all that obvious to the untrained eye? Is it possible to become "addicted" to technology? In today's society people are addicted the internet.
             The words addiction and obsessive compulsive disorder; the need to do something; describe the problem some people have with technology. The obsession is the thought of going and getting on the computer for 14 hours a day, the compulsion is to sit and turn on the computer. .
             The dependency of addiction is often described as using something more often than you intend to, spending a great deal of time using it, giving up important social, family, or occupational activities to use it, and thinking about reducing your use or making repeated unsuccessful attempts to cut back on the amount of time being spent using a certain technology such as the internet. These are signs of being dependent upon technology in a person's life.
             Working, playing, chatting, surfing on the computer and the internet has definitely become obsessive with quite a few people. Many people wonder whether there is a saturation point to this problem. Does this type of behavior qualify as a true addiction? Significant information is given identifying the real behaviors of internet addiction, such as false realities, isolation, loss of social skills and obsessive thinking; this makes it sound pretty much like an addiction does it not? These people need to take a step back to reality and break away from the addiction they love so well and learn to live in the real world.

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