Don't laugh. A recent Nielsen study shows that Americans between the ages of 13 and 17 exchange, on average, 3,417 text messages a month. That’s one every eight minutes during the waking day, and that's just the average. Many people send and receive even more texts than that.
A growing number of scientists and sociologists say this national addiction to cell phone technology is not just bad for those who're doing it. It's also bad for the future of our society and our form of government. Read on.