Does Technology Affect Our Lives? Essay

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Does Technology Allow Relationships to Thrive?
Sitting at the dinner table with my family, all that is heard is the clinking of utensils against our plates, some obnoxious chewing coming from my younger brother, and the beeps and rings of multiple phones. More texting, tweeting, instagraming, and the use of technology occurs at the dinner table than actual conversation. My family went from asking about each other’s days and asking how school and work are going to not even looking up from their phones. These two articles really opened my eyes and made me aware of how technology has taken over our everyday lives, and effected our communication skills in a negative way. I see now how so many people hide behind technology to avoid social confrontations/ situations, and to get away from reality. Technology is a very big part of everyday life, but why are we abusing it so much and letting it affect us? It’s our choice whether we let it benefit us or not so why are we letting it consume us and destroy our communication skills. We are letting it affect our grammar, and our relationships with others; we’ve started substituting our physical relationships for electronic ones. We’ve become unable to read others emotions face to face because we are so used to hiding behind screens where our feelings and emotions are easily misinterpreted. The use of technology in our everyday life is effecting us negatively and is causing our communication skills to decrease dramatically.
M.D. Alex…

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