Smart Phones Isolateing Society

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Smart phones are a big part of today 's society. They have taken up our time, yet made time faster. It has gone from a phone as big as some of our computers today, to as fast as light and become a thin piece of glass and aluminum. We have become our smart phones. With time smart phones will evolve even more, become more complex, and take more of our precious time, but are we getting too into our smart phones? Smart phones are making us more alone because we have reduced intimacy in our relationships, we isolate ourselves, and our disability to face social problems. Our relationships with others are now made up of looking at a smart phone screen rather than the ones we love. We want to be more with our families and our loved ones yet when we …show more content…
We are too distracted to be with one another. We rather be on our phones at dinner, while driving, and with our children. People shouldn 't be taking this time for vantage. This is the time we should be at our dinner tables have interesting conversations with one another and talking about our days, driving without the need to check our phones, and being able to sit and watch our children play at the park before they grow old and time has run out. The way we are reducing our intimacy in our relationships are because we also isolate our selfs while we are with others. Isolation is the complete separation from others. Smart phones, although it seems that they have made us closer with others, drag our attention to isolation. We tend to come to social gatherings to be with others, yet we aren 't with them. We are so into our smart phones and we avoid the people we came to be with in the first place. “‘Many kids say they prefer not to talk face to face,’ notes Larry Rosen, a professor of psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills” (Clemmitt, Marcia). This means that children grow up with no social skills. They can’t have face-to-face conversations making them “rely on written communication only, mainly via text or social media sites, especially when communicating with adults” (Clemmitt, Marcia). No communication skills will lead a person to not be able to have an interview for a job later on in life, say speeches …show more content…
We avoid social problems at all costs for example avoiding making phone calls due to having to be on the spot or even going up to a person to ask questions or make an introduction. In the article Alone in the Crowd it says, “[Some] say a phone call reveals too much, that actual conversations don 't give them enough control over what they want to say” (Price, Michael). Having a conversation is part of not having control of what is being said. Conversations are made to be on the spot and allow people to problem solve on in the moment situations. Since people are now avoid this they are completely incapable to carry on conversations with one another and lean on their phones to “save the day,” as one leading psychologist would

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