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Old 02-16-2017, 12:15 AM
 
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Wow..that's pretty harsh! I keep in touch with my friends and family with my phone, computer and tablet. I feel more connected to them using skype than talking on the phone.
2sleepy, you must not understand what I am saying. What i said is not harsh at all.

I have a very up-to-date Apple MacBook Air laptop, an iPad, and a Kindle.

I've used computers extensively since 1987, and have always had up-to-date desktop computers and laptop computers at home. Plus my career required extensive use of computers.

Your response to my statement makes no sense to me. It doesn't even respond to what I said in that post.

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Old 02-16-2017, 12:24 AM
 
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Originally Posted by matisse12
It has been proven that the constant checking/use of a smart phone as if an appendage is because dopamine is sent to the brain upon every notification

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Source?
(Just imo, this would be really cool if actually "proven".)
biscuitmom, I will provide you sources tomorrow. It is all over the literature. I have read tons of articles stating such.
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:27 AM
 
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2sleepy, you must not understand what I am saying. What i said is not harsh at all.

I have a very up-to-date Apple MacBook Air laptop, an iPad, and a Kindle.

I've used computers extensively since 1987, and have always had up-to-date desktop computers and laptop computers at home. Plus my career required extensive use of computers.
You came over as harsh re smartphones, I'm not 2sleepy, just saying.
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:28 AM
 
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biscuitmom, I will provide you sources tomorrow.
Please do! I'll check back.
Presumably these "sources" distinguish between those who check tablets, laptops, kindles, etc., right? It's just smartphones that increase dopamine levels?
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:32 AM
 
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biscuitmom, are you saying you do not believe it? Anyone who does any reading would have seen in articles and literature that the brain is rewarded by the constant use of the smartphone including dopamine at every notification and every message received, and results in addiction.
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:35 AM
 
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Are you saying you do not believe it? Anyone who does any reading would have seen in articles and literature that the brain is rewarded by the constant use of the smartphone including dopamine at every notification and every message received, and results in addiction.
I don't believe for one nanosecond your proposition that use of tablets, kindles, laptops, etc. are inherently different from use of smartphones. Awaiting your "sources".
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:39 AM
 
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biscuitmom, I'm curious, why do you think that millions of people are walking around staring at their phones in their hands with heads bowed staring at their phones all day, and at almost all times, and find it very difficult to put it down at any time.

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Old 02-16-2017, 12:50 AM
 
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biscuitmom, I'm curious, why do you think that millions, if not billions, of people are walking around staring at their phones in their hands with heads bowed staring at their phones all day
A screen is a screen is a screen, no matter the size. Kindle and laptop screens are only marginally larger than smartphone screens, all connect to the internet and allow social interaction. Yet you ignore the millions* or billions* whom you claim are staring at their ebooks or laptops. While you insist on singling out smartphones?
*Cite and link your sources.
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Old 02-16-2017, 01:27 AM
 
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on your other topic, laptop screens are "only marginally larger than smartphone screens"??? what?

That's not true at all. My 13-inch MacBook laptop screen is HUGE compared to a smartphone screen. And an 11-inch laptop screen is HUGE compared to a smartphone screen.

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Old 02-16-2017, 02:10 AM
 
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I am particularly interested if any of you know of anyone who does not have a personal computer, and if they are able to get along without it.
Absolutely.

Back in my home state of Rhode Island, there is a 63 yo man, still working, who never did get a computer, and has just his landline phone. He has 2 jobs, a multitude of friends of all ages, a fully paid off house, a garden, and is very close to his family. He never did marry, but had a series of girlfriends when younger. He functions very well in society. He does have a TV, but it's an older one.

He is a frugal gent. Has zero trouble with doctor's appointments, finding his way to where he's going, or paying bills. He has never been on a computer, at work or at home. Yes, you can still live a good and full life without being connected electronically to anything!
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