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Are We Addicted to Technology?

By Logan Kugler

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 63 No. 8, Pages 15-16
10.1145/3403966

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It's easy to think the world is suffering from full-blown technology addiction.

We read daily headlines about how social media platforms threaten our mental health, our relationships, and even democratic society itself. We hear smartphone addiction is the latest scourge sweeping the nation's youth, and we even see tech leaders like Chris Hughes, who co-founded Facebook, publicly call for the break-up of the firm he created because of its addictive content and features.

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