We're now so reliant on Google's services they are now a part of us, raising some deeply troubling questions.
Just because people enjoy a recreational activity doesn't mean they're addicted to it, even if they spend lots of time doing it.
Though the World Health Organization has declared "gaming disorder" an addiction, its – and others' – concerns about technology use and alleged addiction don't hold up to scholarly scrutiny.
New research shows that families in Japan and the US struggle in very similar ways with how technology is affecting their lives, their relationships and each other.
There is no doubt that virtual reality is the next big thing. But for families with young children, it may be wiser to wait a little before leaping headlong into this new reality.
Technology brings us together, but also creates distance – which doesn't bode well for relationships.
Footage of children throwing tantrums when their tablet is taken away can be unsettling. But the fact is technology can be good for their development, if they engage with it positively.