What do you think about people who are addicted to computer? Why are they addicted? Are social networks like twitter ,facebook and others making them addictive ,or games are more addictive? Maybe even just watching in a computer monitor?
asked Nov 03 '11 at 17:14
Most people are addicted to computers in some form whether it's their PC for playing games or their smartphone for checking the latest weather info while they use the GPS to find the best bar in the area and use social networking to gather friends together while using their laptop to do their homework on.
More importantly we are addicted to the internet, the computer just facilitiates this interaction whether it's your tv, games console, tablet, phone, laptop or PC. You often have to use e-mail for job applications and companies sometimes make you go to their website for certain things while a lot of people need a computer to do their banking.
OK, so most people can use their addiction to their computer to achieve something positive as there are some people that take addiction to another level such as people playing games non-stop and not being sociable or not getting a job because they can't leave the computer.
However, go to your work cafe and see how many people are on their phones. Better yet go an airport and do the same. The place is awash with people on their phones or laptops.
Blame the internet friends. Where are are right now is where it's so convenient, a one stop shop for everything. Sex, friendship, relationships, gaming, sociability, inquisitiveness, information & shopping. The library of everything with google as a gatekeeper. A place that enables you to learn anything and nothing.
Lets face it. A computer is actually pretty boring and not fun without the internet. You can play some games or do some work, but at some point playing the game you are going to need the net because unless you haul yourself and your computer to a lan party of friends house (oh the old days!) then you are going to need the net to have more fun with the game and the work you were doing... 'when was the battle of Hastings again?'. Not got the book to hand? How do you find information without the internet? A library? Where is it? A map? Directory enquiries? 20 minutes?! Owww!
I can sum this up in three words:
We're All Addicted
answered Nov 03 '11 at 19:24