Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

Internet Addiction

Everyone relies on phones and technology
Technology has brought us closer, rather than more distant
Made us aware and doubtful of ourselves
Introduced us to new friends and invited more enemies
Given us publicity, then exploited us.
That is what the internet is now
Like society hasn’t realized what technology has done to us
It’s made us less social, less brave to speak out because of bullies
the internet isn’t a thing we need, it’s a thing we want and think we need.

I dare you to try to go a two days without any technology
You can’t, and if you do... Congratulations you're not addicted
Because you were determined to finish the task I gave you