Oded Kariti

Oded Kariti

The renewed independent research, scholar and educator in the field of electrical engineering and IT, Oded Kariti has recently published a scientific report on Willipedia which we bring here at SCALAR. The research that was covered in this report talks about digital age and how it brings its own advantages as well as disadvantages in the form of addiction, health problems, and alienation. This is something that one should not neglect, but rather get informed, educated and prepared to properly respond to this modern age. For example, smartphones have become such a huge part of our lives that we are not letting them out of our hands even while we’re asleep. As Oded Kariti explains, this was shown in a research conducted by the Bank of America Trends and Consumer Mobility Report.

According to the data, gathered for this research project from thousands of adult Americans, around 71 percent of them have their devices with them while they sleep, of which 55 % claimed they sleep with their smartphones every night, 13 % stated they have their smartphones on the bed while they sleep, and 3 % of the questioners claimed to have slept with the phone in their hands.
What chief scholar Kariti discovered from deeper analysis of this research is that although these three percent may seem a little, and are not too much worrying, the fact that 23 % of them have fallen asleep, at least once with a smartphone in their hand does show a somewhat different picture. But if we take a different age group, like people aged 18 to 24, we’ll notice a substantial growth, all the way to 44 %, which paints an even clearer image of Smartphone users’ habits.

The researcher Oded Kariti adds that unfortunately, things don’t end here, in fact not even close. Around 35 % of the business people stated that their gadgets are the first things they see in the morning, as soon as they open their eyes and that it is something that happens every single day. So, they can’t even start the day without having to check their messages or something else. This is more than double of the 17% who have said they must have coffee before they can start their day. And the best of all is that 44 % of them claimed that they could not spend a single day without using today's technology. This detail is a bit more troubling.

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