“According to the Council for Research Excellence, in 2009, the average American adult spent upwards of eight hours per day in front of a some type of screen, a number that has surely since risen.
I considered regurgitating numbers and analyses of the various amounts and ways – computers, phones, in front of television (the longest on average) – that we stare into screens, in some attempt to convince you that I’m smart and know what I’m talking about, but for the purpose of this article, none of these specific statistics matter. Eight and a half hours. Rather, eight-and-a-half hours per day, as in, the average American adult now spends a third of their life staring at a screen. Which, to put lightly, means that you are past the point of consuming media, news, sports, videos, movies, or re-runs of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Top Chef, and, instead, screens are consuming you…”