So, my last week’s comment was about Grey’s Anatomy. That was to give you a little taste of how society focuses on t.v., movies, video games and the computer. If I look at my schedule for the week I set aside several times for shows that I religiously watch. It is amazing how many hours a week people spend on t.v. I do admit that I watch t.v. 5 hours a week at the least. My little brother is 10-years-old and he spends countless hours a week playing all these different kinds of video games. When I was 10 I was spending countless hours riding my bike, but we also didn’t have all the technology like we do today. According to Digital Information in the U.S. people spend eight hours a day watching television. It is a great thing we have all this technology, but is it necessary to spend that much time on it? Boys average 23 and girls spend 12 hours a week playing video games, according to Mental Health. Isn’t it amazing how much time we have to sit on our butts! No wonder the U.S. is obese. Society is moving toward a more responsible and useful way of using technology by having educational and fitness video games, but we still have a way to go.
People and Technology: How much time does it really take up? February 11, 2009