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10 ways technology is RUINING your life

Last updated on: May 27, 2013 16:29 IST

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Sure, this is an exciting time to be alive, what with all the incredible tech advance we're making and enjoying. But it's not all hunky-dory, finds Aparna Sundaresan, so be careful with that smartphone and that Facebook account.

10. Your bottom might be drooping over chair sides

Phones, tablets, laptops, etc are making your life more sedentary and you aren't realising that you are slowly bloating into a hot air balloon.

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9. Your penmanship resembles a chicken scrawl

Have you seen what you've handwritten recently? Can you read it? As typing and texting become more commonplace, pens might become endangered species.

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8. The world knows everything about your life

People who stand to gain from your online rants: your psychotic ex, your snoopy boss/would-be boss, your mother, insane dictators like Kim-Jong Un, and people you actually don't like but are in your friends' list anyway.

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7. Your self-esteem is taking a hit

Images and status updates of someone's promotion, someone else's brush with fame, someone's fantastic vacation could make your life seem drab in comparison.

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6. Your attention span is like a goldfish's

Like 3-minute YouTube videos, you want everything in life to last for 3 minutes. Since that's not possible, you get restless and check your phone every few minutes for a distraction.

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5. A cold lasts longer than your relationships

If your idea of a relationship is one that you can make official on Facebook, it's probably not going to last.

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4. Your life is getting impersonal

You'd rather text than talk, stay at home playing games than go out, shop online than go to a real store you're becoming allergic to people.

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3. Your language skills are going down the drain

If uor writing luks lyk dis or LiKe DiS, congo! U haf succeeded in ruining da widest spoken language of da world.

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2. You're inattentive to real life dangers

When you talk on the phone while driving or text while walking, your inattention to the world is a boon for thieves who will snatch the phone/tablet from your hands and sell it at a seedy bazaar.

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1. You're becoming stupider by the day

There's no need to remember phone numbers or names anymore. Phones have it all (with a little help from Google). Your memory is rusting from lack of use. Congratulations!

You might become the youngest Alzheimer's patient ever!

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