Digital Overload

Meet my personal work table.


Lately, I’ve been listening to talks by Dr. Arch Hart and his daughter Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd about researches and scientific evidences on how technology affects people today.

It’s not that technology is the problem, but it’s how people use it.

When we become digitally overloaded, our Prefrontal Cortex gets overused. This is the part of the brain that regulates our emotions, our decision-making, our self-control and most of all our empathy system.

Empathy is one’s ability to have a good Emotional Quotient (EQ). This is the capacity to read and be aware of others’ emotions, to control and express one’s emotions, to handle relationships and socially engage with others.

When we are  constantly interacting with our digital gadgets, our brain is decreasing in function. We do not develop our emotional intelligence and that impacts our social behavior.

There is a shocking indirect correlation between the number of my computer screens, which I stare at no less than 10 hours a day, to the level of my emotional intelligence.

If I start a fight with you, it’s not you, it’s not me, it’s my computer.

But seriously, think about it.

The world of digital technology is always changing – and it’s changing you.


One thought on “Digital Overload

  1. I hear ya on this one. Very true and worth taking pause to appreciate the truth here.

    On a lighter note, this looks like the desk of an Air Traffic Control Operator. :oP

    This is probably why I had to take a break from Web Programming. That and I need to be moving to stay healthy. I need a sakamobile (walking) desk. :o)


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