We’re Addicted to Social Interaction

We’re not addicted to smartphones, we’re addicted to social interaction argues this new study. Cell phones may be making us hypersocial, rather than antisocial as previous research suggests.

In post-industrial environments where foods are abundant and readily available, our cravings for fat and sugar sculpted by distant evolutionary pressures can easily go into insatiable overdrive and lead to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease (…) the pro-social needs and rewards [of smartphone use as a means to connect] can similarly be hijacked to produce a manic theatre of hyper-social monitoring,

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