Technology And Its Impact On Our Lives Essay

1075 Words Oct 21st, 2015 5 Pages
We live in a world where technology is a large part of our lives. In fact, a vast majority of the people you come in contact with have access to some type of technology. For a lot of us, this technology has become the center of our world; we rely on our phones, computers and tablets to access social media sites like Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat. According to a recent study conducted by Flurry, a leading company in mobile analytics; “the average American spends at least 162 minutes per day on their mobile device” (Soper, 2014). Based on this information it is evident that society no longer relies on face-to-face interactions. Therefore, one cannot help but wonder; is technology hindering our ability to communicate, is the way we view communication changing, can people be addicted to technology and if so, what does the future hold for communication? On the surface, it appears as though technology brings people closer together. It is incredibly easy to send a quick text message to a friend or family member who lives far away. You can post a picture to Instagram in under a minute, to let people know how you spent your day. Let’s not forget about Facebook, how great is it that this website reminds us of our loved one’s birthdays, allows us to instant message with people across the world, and gives us the ability to share pictures with friends. At a quick glance, technology sounds like a helpful tool utilized for communication. But what happens when technology takes you away…

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