Too much of everything is bad; so goes a popular saying.
If many of us agree with this statement, do we also agree that uncontrolled use of technology may not be the best for us in more ways than one?
Interestingly, this cuts across all forms of technology, including television, smartphones, laptops or whatever form of technology that we interact with.
For example, findings from a number of researches have suggested that one of the possible reasons why you may have been finding it difficult to sleep at night is because the blue light that emanates from your phone at night is not very friendly to the eyes and brain; it prevents you from sleeping easily.
This has led researchers and developers to come up with solutions such as twilight, night mode and a few others. The main goal of these solutions is to bring the brightness of your screen lower than what you can achieve with the default settings.
Yes, these solutions are good and would serve you well but it is better to regulate the use of your phone altogether.
A few weeks ago, I came across the findings of a research conducted by an American journal outfit that pointed to the fact that placing laptops on the laps was adversely affecting fertility in men.
The research was carried out on two sets of men, aged between 26 and 45, to ascertain the behavior of the sperms taken from them.
The first set of men constantly placed their laptops on their laps when working over a period of time and the second set of equal number of men constantly placed their laptops on their desks while working over the same period of time.
The sperms of all the members of each group were placed under the microscope to observe their behaviors and the result was staggering.
Most of the sperms of each member in the group that constantly placed their laptops on their laps while working became inactive after a very short while but those taken from the men who placed their laptops on a desk or a table while working remained active for a much longer period.
The conclusion was that electromagnetic waves emitting from the laptop caused a high sperm mortality rate and DNA damages to the sperms produced by those who placed their laptops on their laps.
That research results got me thinking of shedding more light on the issue so that we can learn to use technology wisely – that is to regulate our use of technology.
I cannot, for example, understand why someone will place a very hot laptop on his laps for hours. It is an unhealthy practice but, — Finish Reading on the Punch