Regarding the second criteria, the distraction of gadgets can be invaluable while waiting for appointments or tests, or while undergoing treatments.
For example, patients can minimize distress and create as few memories as possible of getting chemo by letting gadgets take them away mentally from where they must be physically to get well.
That said, in most other situations the distraction of gadgets makes it impossible to live as fully as possible.
If every day--every moment--is a gift of life (and I believe it is), the only way to fully appreciate the innumerable ordinary and extraordinary gifts is by paying close attention while receiving them. This idea is especially important regarding the gifts of relationships.
The problem is that gadgets are seductive, even intoxicating. In most case, people want to be with their friends as a top priority. But they still check email or take chatty calls because they're in the habit. Because they're somewhat addicted to their gadgets.
In the pursuit of Healthy Survivorship, recognize the lure of gadgets that can take you away from where you really are. Recognize the temptations that can interfere with your connecting fully with the person in front of you. Resist them as if your life depended on it, because it does.