There’s certainly a near-term and long-term difference: your brain loves things that give you more options even if too many choices end up making you miserable. (Humans aren’t always rational. Welcome to Earth.)
Problem is we all have a tendency to use technology to replace relationships.
You do it with television:
Study 1 demonstrated that people report turning to favored television programs when feeling lonely, and feel less lonely when viewing those programs.
Television competes with friends for your free time and acts as a (poor) substitute. It fills the slot of real relationships so effectively…
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