Author:  James Gall
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6/23/16  10:33 AM

Although the inevitable development of the digital world is an overall benefit to humanity, it also has its downfalls. Personal electronics have an innately addictive quality to them that we are only just realizing after over 40 years of existence. Smartphone addiction has been linked to sleep deprivation, social anxiety, parental abuse, depression, brain cancer, and mental illness. The main and most common side effect, however, is a disconnect between humans and the world in which they live.