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SMARTPHONES, IPADS AND GAMES ADDICTION: BOOK REVIEW OF “IRRESISTIBLE: WHY YOU ARE ADDICTED TO TECHNOLOGY AND HOW TO SET YOURSELF FREE” BY ADAM ALTER
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SMARTPHONES, IPADS AND GAMES ADDICTION: BOOK REVIEW OF “IRRESISTIBLE: WHY YOU ARE ADDICTED TO TECHNOLOGY AND HOW TO SET YOURSELF FREE” BY ADAM ALTER

Our myopia at times makes us vulnerable in all sorts of ways. Product manufacturers are fully aware of this loophole in the brain and do not hesitate from exploiting it. What I am talking about is short term pleasures – addictive pleasures. You don’t need to be a genius to realise that nowadays almost everyone is addicted to smartphones to a varying degree. Everyone is indulging their not so free time looking at the screens. Undoubtedly, behavioural addiction is fast becoming much more common albeit less understood. Adam Alter, the author of Irresistible: Why you are addicted to technology and how to set yourself free (Vintage, 2017) believes that most people spend between one and four hours on their phones each day. What is alarming about all this is that the age of the addicts is gett...