Watch What Happens When A Baby That Is Addicted To A Cellphone Has It Taken Away
Watch What Happens When A Baby That Is Addicted To A Cellphone Has It Taken Away by
You have got to watch this video! I have to admit that I was mesmerized when I first starting watching it. This baby appears to be less than a year old, and yet it already throws a massive temper tantrum every time a cellphone is taken away. But as you will see in the video, all the mother has to do to stop the tantrum is to give the cellphone back to the baby. If you need a good laugh, this video is perfect for you, but I think that it also contains a much deeper message. You see, the truth is that our society is just like that little baby. We have become deeply, deeply addicted to the digital world that we have created, and when we are forced to disconnect from that world most of us don’t respond very well.
Many of us are old enough to remember a time when people didn’t carry cellphones around with them everywhere. Instead of constantly looking down at their phones, people actually tried to interact with one another, and the world was a much different place.
But today it seems like everyone has a cellphone, and one study found that the average American spends 86 hours a month on their phone…
According to comScore’s 2017 Cross Platform Future in Focusreport, the average American adult (18+) spends 2 hours, 51 minutes on their smartphone every day.
That’s about 86 hours a month! This might be a record, but growth has certainly flattened out over the last year-and-a-half.
And when you add in time spent on desktops and laptops, the numbers are even more staggering.
According to a study which was released earlier this year, the average American spends 5.9 hours a day staring at a digital device…
For this edition of The Why Axis, we’re focusing on breaking down one slide in particular: how much time the average internet user spends staring at a screen each day. According to KPCB’s report, which aggregates data from market research company eMarketer, the average adult user in 2017 spent 5.9 hours with digital media. This includes smartphones, desktops and laptops, and other connected devices including over-the-top (OTT) streaming devices and game consoles.
Those numbers are absolutely staggering.
And of course Americans are not alone. Just consider the following numbers from the UK…
People are on average online for 24 hours a week, twice as long as 10 years ago, with one in five of all adults spending as much as 40 hours a week on the web.
This is partly due to the rise in use by those aged 16 to 24, who average 34.3 hours a week on the internet. And for the first time women are spending more time online than men, fuelled by a rise in internet use by those aged 18 to 34 and the explosion in social media. They spend half an hour a week longer online than men of the same age.
Yes, in a lot of ways these devices make our lives easier and more convenient, but imagine how much better our world would be if we all spent at least some of that time visiting those in need, reading books or doing volunteer work in our communities.
Each year, we get more sucked into this incredible digital world that we have created, and without a doubt it is very impressive.