Essay On Impact Of Technology On Language And Society

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Introduction: In this modern day, it is prevalent to see bounteous invented technologies holding big roles in human language and society. Hence it is hard for almost every person in this world to live without technologies. While abounding technologies become more advance every day, it is directly affects human language and society. Basically, many technologies are invented in order to help and make human’s tasks or jobs easier to be done. Well said, technologies give a lot of positive impacts to human language and civilization. For example, technology makes every person in this world connected with Internet and satellite. Some technologies like webcam and video call can make people from different places to see and communicate each other in …show more content…
However, technology also gives a lot of negative impacts to human language and civilization. Countless problems are created from the existence of some technologies. Language alternation, society deviation, pollution, and new diseases are only few major examples of countless problem occurred. Nowadays, there are bountiful differences in language compared to the past. Many new terms are created and referred mostly from technological stuffs. Terms like ‘omg’, ‘lol’, ‘ txt’, and ‘pls’ are derived from the usage of cellphones and Internet. Ironically, some people even use the word ‘Google it’ instead of ‘search it’ when looking for some information from Internet. Basically, it can be happening because Google as the largest search engine has become part of human daily life. According to Naomi Baron, a professor of linguistics at American University, technologies like email, instant messenger and texting, has led language down a destructive path. She insists that those kinds of technology are the main culprit of current young generation’s bad spelling, bad grammar, random punctuation, acronyms, and all those awkward abbreviations. Baron also gives an example of how ‘spell check’ make people do not have to pay attention on spelling. Baron believes with all of technologies spoiler, language is getting …show more content…
Mostly people believe that technology has successfully created modern and organized society. For instance, with the help of technology, government could easily track their people and minimalize crime. Besides, technology also has changed human society in negative context. Nowadays, there is a “virtual society” that derived from the existence of Internet. The existence of social media like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn let the people to be able to have hundred or thousand of friends from over the world without have to meet them in real world. According to Joseph Kahn, a writer from Boston Globe, “Our minds are not designed to allow us to have more than a very limited number of people in our social world.” Kahn believes that the term “friend” now is not what it supposed to be. It can be said that people cannot have too many friends in their life. Kahn insists that a human can only have couple of people that can be considered as intimate friends in human life. Some people start to worry about the changing of the definition of “friend” since the online interaction has become a routine part of daily life. There are plentiful anti-social problems occurs since countless people choose to not to go outside to interact with “real friends” and prefer to stay at home and live in their virtual

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