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Digital detox: Fighting tech addiction needs an institutional push now

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The world is more ‘connected’—strictly in the digital sense—and yet the disconnect/alienation digital devices (a proxy for staying ‘connected’) foster in the real world is impossible to ignore. While all this ‘connectedness’ , per se, may not be ‘evil’—it saves time, money, and energy—how the world has taken to digital technology, reflected in the growing screen times across countries, there has been unpleasant, indeed, damaging fallout. Research shows that social media may well be making many of us unhappy, depressed and—paradoxically—antisocial. Even Facebook gets it. A study that........

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