Is the internet as addicting as smoking or drinking? Some surveys suggest that’s indeed the case! For me the most troubling part of this article was this remark: “The majority of people feel upset and lonely when they are deprived of access to the internet, according to consumer research”… “feeling fidgety, anxious and isolated”. Lonely? The only way I can see this being true is if your primary relational attachments in life are web-based. But in truth, I can see how this is becoming the new reality for many people. But I can’t help but wonder what we
are loosing as people designed in Gods’ image. Is this how God intended for us to live? Whatever your feelings are about your own web consumption and use are, I think the research is right-on about this: “Online and digital technology is increasingly pervasive, influencing our friendships, the way we communicate, the fabric of our family life, our work lives, our buying habits and our dealings with organizations.”
What’s your take on this?
If you see that this may be distracting us from the primary way that God designed for us live with others, then what’s the alternative to it or how do we guard ourselves against it?
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