Most people feel uncomfortable and only when they are deprived of access to the Internet, according to consumer research. A new study has revealed that 53 percent are bothered when they are denied access and 40 percent are lonely, if they can not go online. The research found that people experience these feelings, even if denied access online for a short time. Most people feel "lonely and upset" when deprived of the internet
The study was carried out by Intersperience consumer research firm, which surveyed more than 1,000 people.
Participants were questioned about their attitudes toward the use of the Internet, smartphones and other devices, and even asked to go 24 hours without access to Internet technology.
Giving up all the technology that enables Web access was described by some participants as similar to stop drinking or smoking.
One respondent said that even deprivation of the Internet was "like having your hand cut off.
Paul Hudson, chief executive of Intersperience told the Daily Telegraph: "Online technology and digital is increasingly widespread, influencing our friendship, the way we communicate, the fabric of our family life, our work lives, our habits of purchase, and with organizations.
Earlier this year, scientists revealed that the gadgets are an important part of our lives that suffer withdrawal symptoms like a drug addict who can not get a solution.
Researchers at the University of Maryland convinced hundreds of students from 12 schools around the world agree not to use technological devices such as television and radio for 24 hours.
The volunteers had to stay away from all the emails, text messages, updates on Facebook and Twitter. They were deprived of even the newspapers.
All they could have access to a landline and books. Next, the students kept diaries of their feelings during their period of "deprivation of information."
The scientists reported that volunteers were told of physical and physiological symptoms similar to those addicts trying to quit smoking or drugs.
These included feel restless, anxiety and isolation, and reaching your mobile phone, which was not there.
Some participants in the experiment - called Unplugged - said they felt as if they had been subjected to "Cold Turkey" to break a habit of hard drugs, while others said they felt like being on a diet.