Instant communication in general is also a modern addiction. I am listening to my daughter right now as she talks about her day with her internship while I'm typing this on my iPad. I have a mobile hotspot so that I can tune in almost anywhere.
But, like all addictions, you know what the problem is. Addictions unmoderated are unhealthy, even the positive addictions. That is why the Lady and I kicked our modern addictions from last Thursday thru this Tuesday. We headed into the back country around Mendocino, CA and did a lot of hiking, a lot of appreciation of forest and ocean and beautiful plants. And food. We got off the modern grid!