Thursday, January 2, 2014

How technology is changing our likes and loves

We take our iPads to bed and check Facebook on holiday - but at what cost? Experts reveal the effects of technology on our relationships, and what it could mean for the future.

Is technology getting between us and our other halves? 

Once upon a time, we worried about how much television we watched. It would destroy our relationships, stop us communicating and turn our brains to mush. How innocent that sounds now. 

Today, if you peeked through the curtains of any living-room on an average night you’d find more than half of us focused not on our family, nor even the television, but on the other screen on our laps. 

And it’s not just at home. Look down any Tube platform, or at any diner left alone when their partner goes to the loo, and you’ll see heads inclined, gazing at iPhones and Kindles. When you consider how much time we devote to them and how much we depend on them, it’s not hard to make a case that our relationships with phones, tablets and computers are becoming ever more important – meaningful, even.
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