Editor's note: CNN Contributor Bob Green is a best-selling author whose books include The Late Edition: Love Story and When We Get to Surf City: a trip to America that pursues rock, friendship and dreams. " (CNN)--
"I wouldn't even sleep in the same room as them.
A guy named Daniel Seberg told me about his efforts. and-
Fast rules to spend the night.
He took all his digital devices. -
Laptop, tablet, mobile phone, any laptop with a screen-
Go to another room before he turns off the lights.
He has accepted the fact that tech gadgets that have gone deep into our lives are addictive.
So he locks them up when it's time to sleep.
He won't even let his phone charge overnight in the bedroom: "If it's there, I'll have the temptation to turn it on and check it out.
"We have learned to celebrate and even fear the wireless devices we carry with us and bring them to our inventors;
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All the phones, our computers, our tablets and related digital devices have become.
We say technology has changed our lives in the past.
But how much is too much?
And, more importantly, how many of us have a nagging feeling that we can't disconnect ---
The electronic devices we have are beginning to own US?
There is an instinct to treat the topic whimsical: "Horses, these kids are staring at the screen of their phones and walking down the street.
"It seems that any criticism of society in the digital age makes people who ask questions feel backward, afraid of change, and irrational about outdated ways.
So the problem of addiction is often the question that people ask themselves silently.
Shouldn't we spend less time checking and re-checking many of our screens, regardless of size, more time getting involved in what used to be considered real life?
When people are separated from mobile phones, computers and tablets, do they feel nervous, irritable, nervous? -
In other words, when they start to show typical withdrawal symptoms?
To get guidance on this, I got in touch with Sieberg, who thinks about the issue as much as anyone I know.
As a former CNN reporter, he is a lecturer, writer and broadcaster of technical issues, and in his own life, he is increasingly aware of the unhealthy views that may exist in digital devices.
He wrote a book called digital diet, believing convincingly that when a person is a good candidate for technical detox, there may be some time in his or her life.
I asked him if the word "addiction" is too powerful for devices that seem to be emotionally but chemically appealing to users.
"Unfortunately, the word" addiction "has been overused and should not be taken lightly," he said.
Addiction to illegal drugs, alcohol and prescription drugs is a very serious thing.
But the idea of addiction to digital devices is true, he says, and should not be greeted with sarcastic eyes.
"One definition of 'addiction' is when other people and other activities in your life start to suffer because you know you should reduce but shouldn't," he said . ".
Some of his examples are something that many people will immediately realize :--
Even if the person you are with is talking to you, take out your mobile phone. --
Even if your child tells you about his or her days at school, you text and later you realize that you don't remember what your son or daughter said to you. --
There's a vague feeling that something doesn't really happen until you post it to Facebook or Twitter. --
If you are offline for a long time, you will feel isolated and anxious. --
Notice that even if your family is in a room at home, everyone is staring at their own screen and tapping the micro keyboard.
"Some people, even if they don't use their digital devices, will find themselves creating status updates or Twitter subscriptions in their heads as they go through things," he said . ".
"It's as if they 've lost their ability to live in the present and are used to sharing it electronically immediately as it continues.
"Sieberg is hardly a person trapped in the dust --covered, pre-
Technology of the past: he has always been the first to have every new portable device, and he loves the many good things that the digital experience can offer.
But he realized-
When his wife woke up in the middle of the night to see him lying in bed, illuminated by the light of one or the other screen, he decided to check again before falling asleep ---
Some things may need to be remedied.
He said that there is a general feeling among those who are hooked by numbers, that is, when only they and the real world have no screens, they drift inexplicably and are cut off: "It's a feeling, 'What have I missed?
"But in fact, a strong example is that when a person lives too many hours a day in the digital world, that is, he or she really misses something ---
Missed what happened physically. and-blood world.
Sieberg has a saying: when "your position in technology is getting more and more like quicksand", you know you're in trouble.
"He has a suggestion for all of us, no matter how deep we feel we are stuck in digital quicksand: like him, we should consider locking all these devices in another room at night.
He promised, "You sleep better.
"The point expressed in this comment is only Bob Green's point of view.