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Maverick* Research: Digital Disorders Will Have a Massive Negative Impact on Societies in the Next Decade

Published: 29 September 2015

ID: G00278213

Analyst(s): DD Mishra


Digital disorder is a psychological condition resulting from excess exposure to the digital world. Organizations around the world must address this rapidly spreading threat. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table Of Contents


  • *Maverick Research
  • Introduction — Digital Disorder Is Real and Becoming Prevalent
  • Causes of Digital Disorder — A Confluence of Forces Breeds a New Pathology
  • Effects of Digital Disorder — Personal Suffering and Sociopolitical Strife

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