Human Connections Being Altered by Technological Connections – A Mistake Says David Euler
Given today’s digital world, creativity and the ability to interact is negatively impacted, says David Euler, a renowned acupuncturist who also co-directs and teaches an acupuncture course for physicians at Harvard Medical School and is founder of The Hindu on the Bindu. “It’s called social media, but it’s actually anti-social. Today’s technology is highly addictive and changes brain chemistry and I want to counter that. It is my hope that The Hindu on the Bindu will encourage children to talk and reconnect with family members, friends and neighbors.”
Euler hopes the doll with its feel-good smile and book will inspire children to tap into their creativity and write stories that can be shared through The Hindu on the Bindu website at: www.hinduonthebindu.com and then printed and published.
Children spend an ever-increasing amount of time staring at screens be them smartphones, tablets, or laptops. “It is a horror to see so many children glued to their digital screens completely blocking their imaginations and ability to interact,” says Euler. “These devices are highly addictive and change brain chemistry. I hope to counter that with The Hindu on the Bindu that focuses on imagination.”
Digital media not only affects the mind with neuro-over stimulation that can result in insomnia and reduced attention but the body as well. Euler has seen the impact poor posture when using mobile devices has had on his patients.
“The Hindu on the Bindu encourages traditional play and interaction between family members, friends and neighbors, something digital devices cannot do,” he adds.
He encourages families to keep digital-free zones at home and place a Hindu on the Bindu in a spot for all to enjoy.