The Effects of New Technology in Human Lives

New technology impacts our daily lives in every field, from the cars we drive, cell phones we use, computers and networks we access and power we consume! In fact humans have always been greatly affected with the developments in new technology. However, nowadays new information technology is a bit more complex with cloud computing, new methods of security and data encryption!

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Is Technology Dependent on Man Or is it Vice Versa?

“Is the net working?”, one of my colleagues asked and I before I could reply, pat came the reply, “No”. And with this announcement all work stopped all of a sudden. While some of us rejoiced at this unintended break from work, others who were doing something more important banged their fists on the workstations and mumbled something to give vent to their anger. Soon the entire office, which usually resounds with the noise of key presses, was abuzz with murmur as people started gossiping with their friends and other colleagues. And there was no objection from the bosses as the work requires the employees to have access to the internet 24*7.

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Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation: Science and Evidence


Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) is a non-drug treatment used primarily for anxiety, depression, and insomnia. It can be used as a single modality, or in combination with psychotropic medications, psychotherpy, biofeedback, and other therapies. It essentially consists of applying a very low current that is usually pulsed at 0.5 to 500 Hz to the temples, mastoid processes, or the earlobes. It is not clear at this time if any of the CES devices have a superior waveform however. There are a few devices on the market which the FDA allows to promote for the treatment of anxiety, depression, and insomnia. These devices have also been used “off label” for pain and addictive disorders. CES devices require a prescription in the United States and should only be used under the care of a licensed professional. Generally the devices must be used about 20 to 40 minutes per day, at least a few times per week, for about a month to really appreciate efficacy. Some individuals sense an immediate benefit however, especially when used for anxiety disorders, where the user might feel relaxed but also alert entering into an “alpha state” as demonstrated by the presence of alpha waves on an EEG. CES has been around for many years. The research I have seen concerning its efficacy is relatively good, and my clinical experience has also been good. It seems to be relatively safe, however CES may be contraindicated if you have a pacemaker, are pregnant, nursing, or have a seizure disorder. It may also cause some dizziness and nausea among other side effects but is generally well tolerated.

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