Technology: origin and diseases
As we did last year, this section is going to be written in English. Today we are going to tell you the origin of the word "Technology" and some diseases you can suffer if you abuse it.
26.10.2017 - Sergio Herrero e Irene Barbero
Firstly, we want to welcome you to this section, which is focused on technology. We are going to inform you about the most recent things related to this topic. Here you?ll find lots of interesting information we want to publish, such as the brand-spanking new devices, the current trends and much more things you will discover over the next weeks.
But before getting into those topics, today we are going to talk about the word technology: its origin, its meaning and its importance nowadays.
Technology was originally a Greek word, formed by the words téchnê (which means skill or ability) and lógos (which means study). It includes all the tools that people use to get easier lives. For example, technology replaced handwork, because with the appearance of machines production was faster.
Technology is the science that humans use to have a quieter life with new advantages in different fields, such as daily life improvements and engineering, informatics, physics or communication improvements.
As you probably know, technology can be our best ally or our worst enemy. The excessive use of the new technologies threaten us to get away from real world.
The exorbitant use of new technologies is one of the main causes of the appearance of new diseases. There are also more cases of short-sightedness, tired eyesight or cervical pain because of bad postures.
Although technology makes our life easier, abusing it can cause different disorders, as much in our physical health as psychological health.
Today, we encourage you to know four diseases you can suffer if you abuse technology:
Hearing damages: if you listen to music with earphones at too high a volume, you are exposing yourself to suffer hearing damages. The most important one is the deafness, which can result in balance problems.
To avoid it, if you listen to music, don?t abuse noises, because you can suffer serious health problems.
Overweight and obesity: one study confirmed that people who spend lots of time using technologies tend to suffer from obesity and sedentariness.
Ocular diseases: staying watching a screen for hours can result in ocular diseases, such as long-sightedness and astigmatism.
Addiction: obsessions with technology are real nowadays. They are even catalogued as diseases. And there are lots of diseases: the no-mobile phobia (the fear of going out without the smartphone) and the Internet addiction are the most known ones, but there are others, like the sweeping finger disorder or the laptop thigh disorder.
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