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Connected mobile devices make life easier, but are our bodies paying too high a price? Eyewear retailer Mezzmer culled a number of datapoints in an infographic that gives a glimpse into the health complications brought by small screens, speakers and the ergonomics of using handheld computers. Posture, vision issues, hearing and sleep deprivation are just a few of the challenges illustrated.
Related to these, and possibly the most harmful, is texting and driving. The smartest thing I’ve done recently is to avoid using the phone while driving at nearly all costs, although I don’t think we need the NTSB to legislate that choice. There has to be a better technical solution.