With a computer, you can do shopping, saving money, paying water and electricity bills, buying air tickets and other daily chores, enjoy movies, music, games and other entertainment, and even transfer talks, stock speculation and other work to this place. But at the same time, people’s bodies are experiencing pain in this joy. It is understood that in October 2011, the South Korean parliament passed a law requiring online game companies to prohibit children under the age of 16 from playing games between midnight and 6 a.m. in order to “save the brains of these teenagers”. Steve Jones, a professor at the University of London in the UK, pointed out in an article in the science guide that in the era of the full popularity of computers, the speed of human brain degradation has exceeded imagination.
“I can’t stand up when I hold the computer when I go to the toilet”
Xiao Zhang, who works in Beijing, is an out and out netizen. He works in front of a computer in the company, goes home to watch movies with a notebook, recently bought a tablet computer, and even takes the subway to play, walks to play, and even goes to the toilet. In his own words, “every second I wake up can be in close contact with the computer”. One evening, after sitting on the toilet with a computer for half an hour, Xiao Zhang found that he could not stand up. After being helped up by his roommate, he felt dizzy and fell down in the bathroom. According to the doctor’s diagnosis, Xiao Zhang’s dizziness, fainting and other problems are related to his long-term use of computers.
Life times, together with 39 Health Network and Shanghai Ping An medical network, also conducted a survey recently. Among the 16397 participants, more than 70% admitted that they were dependent on electronic products. Once they left, they would find life very inconvenient, of which computers accounted for the vast majority. The China online shopping consumer survey report 2011 shows that in 2010 alone, the number of online shoppers in China reached 185 million.
the “side effects” of computers on the body
The invention of scientific and technological products such as computers is to make people’s lives more convenient and efficient. This original intention has been achieved by computers, but it is undeniable that the more advanced technology is, the lazier humans seem to be and the more degraded their physical functions become.
My brain keeps shrinking. A study shows that college students who spend about 10 hours a day surfing the Internet have much less gray matter in their brains than those who spend less than two hours a day surfing the Internet. Gray matter is the part of the brain that is responsible for thinking. Jiang Jingxiong, a researcher of the children’s health care department of the maternal and child health center of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and prevention, said that if children are exposed to computers too early, it may affect their brain development. A British study shows that after the popularization of computers, children’s “high-level thinking ability” has been significantly reduced, and children have become more and more stupid.
Young people suffer from “dementia”. A survey of 2030 office workers in South Korea showed that 63% felt that they had amnesia, and 20.4% believed that it was caused by factors such as mobile phones and computers that did not require direct brain memory. Wang Guorong, senior supervisor of the Suzhou Jung psychological counseling center, believes that forgetting to write is a good example.
Eyes Age ahead of time. If you face the computer screen for a long time, you will suffer from blurred vision, decreased vision, dry eyes, itching, burning, pain and photophobia. When the eyeball is exposed to the air for a long time, the protective function of tear film decreases and visual fatigue is easy to occur.
Mouse hand, frozen shoulder, computer face. These three are the most common “computer diseases”, which will not only lead to pain and numbness in fingers, arms, heads and shoulders, but may even harm the nervous system of the hand and damage the cardiopulmonary function. When you face the computer screen all the time, you will inevitably squint and frown. After a long time, there will be a temporary expression obstacle, commonly known as the computer face.
Language and reading ability are degraded. Xia Xueluan, a professor of sociology at Peking University, points out that being used to computers has led many people to communicate only in scattered languages; Traditional reading has been replaced by games and TV programs, so that in 2010, the per capita reading of Chinese people was only 4.25 books, and this number is more than 10 in developed countries. If you read less, your analytical ability will be weakened, resulting in a decline in your thinking ability. “Traditional culture may gradually disappear in these flashing screens.”
Interpersonal communication barrier. Research by Japanese experts has found that people engaged in computer or software development often suffer setbacks in interpersonal relations, resulting in different degrees of psychological barriers. Wang Guorong said that facing computers every day can also easily cause network autism, interpersonal trust crisis and other communication obstacles.
get rid of the “slavery” of computers
It should be said that computers have firmly bound the lives of most people. Therefore, Wang Guorong called on modern people to start with their own details and learn to stay away from computers while using them.
Transfer what can be done online to reality. Reading, playing chess and shopping online are far less healthy than doing these things in reality. A recent 10-year study published in the British Journal of epidemiology and community health found that shopping can help prolong life, and men can also benefit from it.
People who sit straight will be happier. Sitting straight in front of the computer is the first thing. Keeping your back straight is not only good for your health, but also makes you happier. American psychologist William James said that sitting upright happily and pretending to be happy can really make people happy. In theory, it is called “emotional action feedback”.
Create a schedule for yourself. People who rely on computers often have a vague view of time. Wang Guorong said that we should be strict with ourselves, sleep when we should go to bed and get up when we should get up, and follow the law.
Filter junk information. Network information is like a desert. If you want to stay away from it, you need to learn to discriminate information and browse it purposefully. Wang Guorong said that today’s computers and networks, like contaminated food, look bright on the outside, but there are actually many problems. Therefore, in the process of surfing the Internet at ordinary times, it is best to filter the information and only look at the content needed to reduce the time spent on the computer.
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