What consequences will “Digital Dementia” have for society?

Digital media helps people with intellectual work. Computers, smartphones and navigations now provide what once could only be solved with the help of a head. But digital media can also bring enormous danger – addiction.

South Korean psychiatrists very often diagnose memory problems and deterioration of concentration. German psychologist Professor Manfred Spitzer is the author of the book: “Digital Dementia. How do we deprive ourselves and our children of our minds”, in which he draws attention to the disease syndrome occurring in young people, characterized by distraction, memory problems, fatigue, insomnia and depression. The common denominator for all diagnosed patients was the fact that they devoted extremely much time to the use of digital media, which, according to the author of the book, has negative effects on mental development.

It is worth asking yourself now whether fast and free internet in each school will contribute to the fact that pupils and students will stop thinking independently? How will “Digital Dementia” affect society in the future? When we transfer the work of the brain to external resources, the brain gradually ceases to function fully. Nerve cells die, and growing cells can’t survive because we don’t use them. The ability to learn dramatically decreases in children and adolescents. The consequences are attention deficit disorders, fear, sleep and depression disorders, overweight, a tendency to violence and social decline. All guests in Karpacz will discuss all this.