In our increasingly stressful society, people are seeking new forms of escape from reality and mood alteration. This isn’t necessarily bad. In fact, many emerging digital vices can actually strengthen our mental performance and agility, help us relax, and afford us moments of pleasure.
From audio stimulants to digital beauty filters, the unique market for digital and high-tech vices is growing.
According to a global survey of 150,000 by Gallop, Americans are now the most stressed people in the world. More than half of adults report experiencing stress during “a lot of the day,” while 22% say they feel “a lot” of anger daily. More Americans than ever are now practicing yoga and meditation, in addition to seeking out new ways to relax and unwind.
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