Digital Heroin: Screens are Turning Kids into Junkies
Opinion

Digital Heroin: Screens are Turning Kids into Junkies

Are iPads, smartphones and Xboxes a form of digital drug? Recent brain imaging research is showing that they affect the brain’s frontal cortex exactly like cocaine. The frontal cortex controls executive functioning, including impulse control. Technology is so hyper-arousing that it raises dopamine levels — the feel-good neurotransmitter most involved in the addiction dynamic —…

Your Gadgets are Listening, and the Government Can Too
Technology

Your Gadgets are Listening, and the Government Can Too

Growing popularity of voice activated technology in smartphones and home automation devices means that many Americans are never more than a few feet from a device capable of recording conversations they may assume are private. But a warrant recently obtained by police in Arkansas should serve as a reminder that Americans are willingly bugging their…

What Cell Phone & Computer Addiction are Doing to our Children
Technology

What Cell Phone & Computer Addiction are Doing to our Children

The world has changed incredibly quickly over the past few centuries and we can be sure it will continue to do so at an exponential rate. This has many people now questioning what we are doing here and in what direction our species is heading. “The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry.” – Brooks, from the…