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9 subtle ways technology is making humanity worse

9 subtle ways technology is making humanity worse
LifeScience1 min read

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  • For many of us fully immersed in the digital age, it's hard to imagine a world before the advent of the internet, cloud storage, and smartphones.
  • Experts have found that in addition to making our lives more convenient, but there's a negative side to technology - it can be addicting and it can hurt our communication skills.
  • Extended screen time can result in health ramifications like insomnia, eyestrain, and increased anxiety and depression.
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Technology has become so ingrained in society - and our daily lives - that it's hard to remember what the world was like before it.

Can you imagine doing your job without the help of technology of any kind? What about communicating? Or traveling? Or entertaining yourself?

Read more: 5 major differences between the lives of millennials and baby boomers

While we owe a debt of gratitude to the brilliant minds who have gifted us such innovations, it would be shortsighted to consider technology as solely a boon to humanity. Often, it can be a bane, having both seen and unseen effects of innumerable kinds on individuals, groups, and mankind as a whole.

Here are nine ways technology has made humanity worse.

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