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Offline Gorgeous Graham

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How many hours per day do you stare at a screen?
« on: November 09, 2017, 05:10:57 pm »
You wake up, turn off alarm, check the weather on your phone, turn on the TV & listen to the news or a show while getting ready to go to work.  Maybe you skip that last part if you woke up late & have to rush, so you quickly get out of bed, wash up, dress, grab a quick bite to eat, & rush out the door.

If you drive to work you may actually get some sun in your eyes (season permitting).  If you commute by bus/subway/light-rain etc. you're probably on your smartphone playing a game or texting etc.  Then at work many if not most people are staring at a computer monitor for most of the day.  During break & lunch you might be chatting with some coworkers, but likely at some point back on your phone texting etc.

After the commute you're at home & you sit down and turn on some combo of TV/Netflix/Playstation or fiddle on your computer/phone on social media/youtube (or this forum) for much of the evening between eating & pissing.  Maybe a couple of nights a week you get out of your screen-zombie routine to the gym/sports or see a concert etc.  Maybe you catch a movie (another screen). You go to bed reading a book on your phone/tablet, or *gasp* an actual paperback.

How familiar is most or all of this to you?  How many hours a day do you typically stare at a screen?  Despite being never being more connected technologically, recent studies show significant increase in social-isolation among teenagers, who are less likely to date, hang out with friends, have sex & see an increase in loneliness & decrease in sleep & teens getting their driver's license.  Is our addiction to sedentary technology destroying our physical health & social lives? These graphs try to link it to the iPhone, but I think it can also be linked to smartphones & social media in general:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/

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Offline Gorgeous Graham

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Re: How many hours per day do you stare at a screen?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 05:13:54 pm »
I think I spend about 13 hours a day on average out of my 17 waking hours staring at a screen during a typical weekday.  Yikes!
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Re: How many hours per day do you stare at a screen?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2017, 05:33:35 pm »
Yeah, probably the same for me.

Offline cybercoma

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Re: How many hours per day do you stare at a screen?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2017, 05:37:41 pm »
There's been a lot of other changes since 2007, especially to social media landscapes. It's weird that they're "blaming" the iPhone, when really it's just the tool people use to access these other things that have changed the way we interact in our day-to-day lives.

Want to hear something utterly mind-blowing? There are young adults--I'm talking university age--who don't know how to talk on the phone. They've only used text messaging their whole lives. They have absolutely no frame of reference for telephone etiquette.

Offline SirJohn

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Re: How many hours per day do you stare at a screen?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2017, 06:34:42 pm »
I think I spend about 13 hours a day on average out of my 17 waking hours staring at a screen during a typical weekday.  Yikes!

I am about the same since both my work and my play centers around the computer.
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Re: How many hours per day do you stare at a screen?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2017, 06:55:38 pm »
  It's weird that they're "blaming" the iPhone, when really it's just the tool people use to access these other things that have changed the way we interact in our day-to-day lives.

It's weird how those graphs are laid out.  Is this a new way to prove causation or...

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Want to hear something utterly mind-blowing? There are young adults--I'm talking university age--who don't know how to talk on the phone. They've only used text messaging their whole lives. They have absolutely no frame of reference for telephone etiquette.

...and it doesn't matter.  They can't play the souzaphone or milk a cow neither.