Month: May 2021

Solving the Problem of Technology Dependence

Standard post by on May 28, 2021
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The problem of technology dependence manifests itself through different addictions like gaming and porn addiction. Some other common problems caused by technology dependence include

– Shopping addiction, some people can’t just stop shopping because shopping has become easy to do.

– Social media addiction is a common disorder among teens.

– Nomophobia, in other words, NO MOre PHOne BIA.  

Also, people who tend to develop severe anxiety in the absence of technology should seek help. In this article, we will attempt to list some practical steps people can take to solve the problems of technology dependence.

How to Solve the Problem of Technology Dependence

For the scope of this article, we consider the reliance on technology a habit problem. The solutions we will proffer are practical habitual steps to break off the bad habit.  

  • Turn Off your Devices for Short Periods

Learn to start small by turning off your devices for short periods. For example, you can turn off your phone during dinner. You can also utilize the scheduled power-off feature on your phone or computer. When you take short walks, you can leave your phone at home.

In line with the Two-Minute Rule, “When you start a new habit, it should take less than two minutes to do.” When you want to develop a habit of keeping away your devices, you can start with short intervals.

  • Develop New Habits

The addiction to technology is developed during periods of idleness. To curb this, stop being idle. When you have nothing to do, you can pick up a new activity. You can take a walk down your street, you can pick up a book, you can do the dishes, etc.

Just come up with something that appeals to you in the moments when you are idle.

  • Turn Off your Notifications

Notifications are like the wheels that turn your attention to your phone every minute. Develop the habit of turning off your notification. It will prevent you from looking at your phone every second.

Disadvantages of Technology Dependence

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The ease that technology brings to our lives is undeniable. The 21st century has brought unprecedented strides in technological advancements. The tendency to be overly dependent on technology has its downsides which will explore in this article. 

What are some disadvantages of being dependent on technology?

Major Disadvantages of Technology Dependence

  • It affects the Memory

Contrary to popular belief that our memory is helped by technological devices, the reliance on technology somewhat ails our memorization ability. People don’t need to remember the exact figure of “pi” as they are a Google search from it.

The fact that almost every information we need is some clicks away from us causes us not to stress memorizing them. The lack of memorization causes impairments in the memory section of our brain.

Technology is addictive 

In the past, people battled drug and alcohol addictions, sex addictions, etc. However, with the advent of technological devices, there is a wider range of addictions such as video game addiction, phone addiction, etc. They are all captured within the spectrum of “technology addictions”

The tendency to be overly dependent on technology can cause extreme anxiety when there’s no technology around. People can get addicted to porn, gaming, or other things they frequently do on their devices.

  • It is Affecting Human Interaction

As people prioritize their “screen-time” over “people-time” they tend to become less relatable. In the past, social culture was based on how people interact physically.

Nowadays, cyberbullying and online abuse are becoming more commonplace because people care less about the person at the receiving end. The dependence on technology is causing more people to become insensitive.


Technology is a gift whose impact is undeniable. However, when a person becomes overly dependent on technology, there’s a propensity for such a person to have a defective personality.