Vancouver neurotherapist Dr. Mari K. Swingle provides clear scientific proof to back up our deepest concern: we\u2019re all guinea pigs in a massive experiment to determine what \u201ci-Technology\u201d (video games, social media, cell phones and other screen-based devices) will do to our brains. The evidence is in, and it\u2019s frightening. Author of i-Minds: How Cell Phones, Computers, Gaming and Social Media are Changing Our Brains, Our Behavior and the Evolution of Our Species is now on a mission. Swingle, who has a PhD in clinical psychology, met with Your Workplace to share her message for employers: Internet addiction is a legitimate illness, and there is a good chance that it is negatively affecting employee wellness and productivity. Taylor: You are a pioneer in this area. Although your book was first published in 2014, lately there has been more media attention. What motivated you to focus on this topic? Swingle: I was a practicing clinician. Around 2005, I started noticing that a subset of children seeking therapy was not getting better with treatments that usually worked quite well. Another subset was getting better, but within three months or so, their improvements appeared to reverse. I had a pretty good track record helping children, in particular those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD and behavioural issues, so I had some big questions regarding what might be going on. Over time those questions were not going away but in fact getting stronger.