‘Smoking and Drinking is injurious to health’ – There was a time when these warnings were displayed in microscopic letter on alcohol bottles and cigarette packets. This trend has undergone a radical make over with its mandatory display in macroscopic letters accompanied by terrifying pictures.
Those obsessed with saving humanity from smoking and alcoholism were successful in producing advertisements and documentaries featuring the ill effects of smoking to be played before the start of the movies in cinemas. The television channels are forced to display irritating warning each time smoking or drinking is exhibited on the screen. Even the public display of alcohol bottles and cigarettes are being taken off. Are we going over board in this campaign against addiction? Isn’t this a case of smoked conscience and intoxicated pseudo morality?
Consider a scene from a movie: The hero and his friends mercilessly beats a police officer, abducts a woman…
When Tim Davis of Beaver, Pa., tipped the scales at 318 pounds two years ago, he bought a Fitbit gadget to track his physical activity and the Lose It! app on his phone to track calories. He bought a Wi-Fi-enabled scale that published his daily weight on his Twitter feed and turned to other apps to track his pulse, blood pressure, daily moods and medications. At one point, Davis said he was using 15 different apps and gadgets, which he said helped him drop 64 pounds by that following year.
A growing category of devices and software applications promises to measure the mundane details of our daily lives: calories burned, diaper changes, how much and how well we sleep, caffeine intake, kids’ studying habits, household chores, even whether a baby is nursing more frequently on Mom’s left breast versus her right.