Technological Addict among Today's Human

  • Nurul Haidah Saidon Fakulti Sains, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  • Muhammad Ilham Ahmad Zaini Fakulti Sains, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  • Muhammad Athif Asyraf Sukry Fakulti Sains, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  • Mohamad Izzuan Mohd Ishar Sekolah Pendidikan, Fakulti Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Keywords: technological addicts, natural human need, role of parents and society

Abstract

Generally speaking, the issue of humans are technological addicts due to the Industrial Revolution 4.0 already has been described as a serious one where most of the humans nowadays actually can’t live without a single type of technology because we’re now living our life to the fullest with technology development. This issue makes most of the country in this world, including Malaysia, are alert with these problems, while some have described it as a normal or generated issue that will not affect our lives and it just a part of the revolution of the world. Thus, this research will lead us to a deeper knowledge about the scenario behind all of these scenes that occur right now. Moreover, this research also will approach the issue of humans are technological addicts by doing some interviews with society such as students, and lecturers who are addicts with the technology and help them to overcome this problem. The findings showed that it is just a natural issue but the scene behind it, the causes can be related to our natural human need for stimulation, interaction, and changes in the environment with great efficiency especially when we are dealing with stress. Furthermore, the finding showed that the role of parents, society, and follow-up techniques could solve this problem slowly but surely.

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Published
2020-09-01
How to Cite
Saidon, N. H., Ahmad Zaini, M. I., Asyraf Sukry, M. A. and Mohd Ishar, M. I. (2020) “Technological Addict among Today’s Human”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 5(9), pp. 49 - 55. doi: https://doi.org/10.47405/mjssh.v5i9.479.
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