This paper aims to respond and identify how people are feeling in front of digital dependence promoted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The society is in a process of digital transformation and the use of digital technology was driven by measures of social isolation generated by the pandemic COVID-19. Addressing this issue during a pandemic and in a scenario where the use of technology is being intensely encouraged becomes relevant, given that "technology affects and challenges us whatever our activity". This study seeks to reveal behaviors and expand the understanding of the relationship and complementarity that technology and humanity have, through a survey of 323 respondents. The findings reveal the more intense use of technology, without necessarily changing your comfort regarding use, however, they report an increase in tiredness and anxiety. Traces of digital obesity are identified, by identifying the taste and intensity for the use of technology, as well as, the indifference regarding the reduction of use. Being disconnected seems to have ceased to be a reality to become an object of desire.
Hino, Marcia Cassitas; Coelho, Taiane R.; and Leluddak, Daniela, "Obesidade Digital: Será este mais um Legado da COVID-19?" (2020). ISLA 2020 Proceedings. 16.
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