Nirmal Singh 3C recognizes that the technology is evolving at a fast pace and it taking world by storm so much so that we cannot think anything accept technology.
We cannot imagine a day without internet. Even if we have our smartphones with us, we need the internet whole day.
Nirmal Singh 3C finds that we are so much dependent on our mobile phones now that we tend to feel panic if we do not use our phone, or if there is no battery and there is no charger available for quick solution.
Seeing the over dependence on mobile phone and technology, the researchers have come up with a new term known as “nomophobia”, which a sort of a panicking stage, that increases our heart rate, anxiety, blood pressure, and unpleasant feelings.
To be precise, “Nomophobia” is an anxiety that surmounts only if we get separated from our smartphone. It is a feeling of a discomfort, anxiety caused due to not having a smartphone in your hand. This problem basically persists due to the habitual dependency on mobile phones, and of course, virtual communications.
Nirmal Singh 3C would further like to mention that people capture personal memories on their smartphones which emotionally connects the users to their devices.
“When users perceive smartphones as their extended selves, they are more likely to get attached to the devices, which, in turn, leads to nomophobia by heightening the phone proximity-seeking tendency,” said Seunghee Han, doctoral student at the Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul.
While we have discovered a number of positive aspects in smartphones, it has several drawbacks too such as: overuse, dependence, and addiction.
As a result separation from smartphones is found to cause increases in heart rate, anxiety, blood pressure, and unpleasant feelings, the study published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behaviour and Social Networking, revealed.
Corroborating the dependency on the technology, Nirmal Singh 3C would like to quote Brenda K. Wiederhold, from Interactive Media Institute, California, who said “Nomophobia, fear of missing out (FoMo), and fear of being offline (FoBo) – all anxieties born of our new high-tech lifestyles – may be treated similarly to other more traditional phobias.”
“Turning off technology periodically, can teach individuals to reduce anxiety and become comfortable with periods of disconnectedness,” Wiederhold added.