Virtual Addictions, Teleworking and Artificial Intelligence in the Pandemic

Marius Adrian Alberti DĂSCĂLESCU


This article points out that during the pandemic of SARS-CoV-2 virus and quarantine, people who were already addicted to the Internet, video games or TV, this was exacerbated in most cases. Other people have had to adapt to the economic and social life generated by the pandemic, launching various online businesses. Some people, however, have developed at least one virtual addiction that has affected their health, family life, self-image, behavior, will, and psychological immunity. The article mentions the types of virtual addictions, the concept of digital dementia (Khoja, 2021) and the profile of digital addicts. Here are some tips to help you keep your balance when it comes to surfing the web. The 20-item test developed by Dr. Kimberly Young, which identifies the level of internet addiction, is mentioned. The article continues with the benefits and risks of telecommuting. The SWOT Analysis is presented as a tool for assessing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Artificial intelligence has allocated a special space where arguments are presented that were the basis for the implementation of robot technology and digitization. Starting with the cartoon film, Wall-e, from the brief presentation of the Robot Sophia, we also argued with the help of the myth Pygmalion and Galateeia, the prudent advantages we must have in our relationship with robots. The study, conducted by Oracle and Future Workplace, highlights employees' perceptions of robots and artificial intelligence.


virtual addictions, teleworking, artificial intelligence, lifestyle, melatonin

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