There’s an app for everything – from tracking your daily caloric intake to finding the best new restaurants and bars around you to monitoring your sleeping patterns, you can find an app for all of it.
But, how is this influx in technology changing the way we see ourselves?
With the creation of filters and photoshopping apps, technology has created unrealistic expectations of reality.
Just look at some of the most popular social media apps such as Instagram and Snapchat. They’ve capitalized on their ability to alter one’s physical appearance through filters.
People are becoming increasingly obsessed with what they look like. They fantasize over looking the way they do in their excessively photoshopped and filtered photos.
Plastic surgeons have gone so far as to classify this epidemic as “Snapchat dysmorphia.”
An article by The Washington Post recently highlighted this phenomenon, explaining the concern from plastic surgeons, who have seen a rise in patients requesting to look like their filtered self.
Essentially, technology has created unattainable standards of beauty that have caused people to obsess over their appearance.
Find out more about how technology is changing the way we see ourselves in the video below!