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Study will look at effect of mobile phones on children’s cognitive development

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3407 (Published 20 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3407

Re: Study will look at effect of mobile phones on children’s cognitive development

Today's world is a virtual reality that has been morphed, warped, and dwarfed by technology. We live in a world dominated by TV, radio, movies, internet, and cell phones. All of this technology is a mixed blessing: it connects us with others, but it disconnects us from ourselves. In order to reconnect with ourselves, we must "disumbilicate" ourselves from technology, by spending at least one hour a day in solitude, silence, and inner reflection. Let's rediscover the soothing nature of aloneness, which allows us to commune with ourselves.


Competing interests: No competing interests

30 May 2014
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA